New Privacy Case Note 01-2015

September 16, 2015 - 2:45pm

It is a common outcome sought by privacy complainants that ‘the privacy breach that happened to them does not occur for anyone else’. Privacy complaints can be valuable pointers to areas where agency personal information management practices can be improved. Agencies that can acknowledge this value and respond to a complaint by improving its practices can often resolve the complaint on this basis. This case note deals with a recent mediated privacy complaint where the agency’s willingness to acknowledge administrative shortfalls, apologise for them and take active steps to improve its processes enabled the complaint to be resolved to the complainant’s satisfaction.


2015 Solomon Lecture - register now!

September 16, 2015 - 12:15pm

Queensland’s Office of the Information Commissioner is pleased to announce that Australian National University Professor Emeritus Richard Mulgan will deliver the 2015 Solomon Lecture, titled Government resistance to greater transparency: rational or self defeating?, to mark Right to Information Day on 28 September 2015.


Right to Information Day - Play your part

September 14, 2015 - 9:18am

28 September is Right to Information Day (RTI Day) and presents an opportunity for everyone to think about their information access rights and responsibilities. With our RTI Day 2015 partners, we are raising awareness through this year’s theme: ‘A right to information. Play your part.’ The theme acknowledges that the community and government have a part to play in providing easier and faster access to government information. A more informed community and government, working together, can make better decisions. 


Decision writing training

September 7, 2015 - 12:20pm

We are offering decision writing training on Thursday 1 October 2015.


Fast Track Negotiation Skills Training 12-13 October 2015

August 3, 2015 - 12:20pm

We are now offering training in negotiation skills from 12 to 13 October 2015.

The course is designed for participants to learn and practice new techniques for negotiating effectively with applicants and stakeholders in the Queensland Right to Information (RTI) and Information Privacy (IP) context.