GDPR & Queensland Government Agencies

January 16, 2019 - 4:46pm

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018. It aims to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe and replaces existing national data protection rules. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a formal enforcement notice in an extra-territorial area (to a Canadian data analytics firm). This confirms that the GDPR regime not only applies to companies within the European Union, but also other areas so long as the processing activities relate to data subjects within the EU.


Queensland Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper

January 8, 2019 - 3:37pm

The Queensland Law Reform Commission has released a Consultation Paper on the Review of Queensland’s laws relating to civil surveillance and the protection of privacy in the context of current and emerging technologies.


Christmas and New Year closure

December 20, 2018 - 10:17am

The Office of the Information Commissioner will be closed from 2pm on Monday 24th December for the Christmas and New Year period. We will reopen at 8:30 am on Wednesday January 2, 2019.


Christmas/New Year Timeframes

December 19, 2018 - 4:21pm

When agencies are calculating timeframes for the Christmas/New Year period, OIC confirms that only notified public holidays do not count when working out decision due dates.


50th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum

December 5, 2018 - 1:59pm

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand (OPC) hosted the 50th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum on 3-4 December in Wellington, New Zealand.