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Queensland’s Information Commissioner appointed

September 23, 2013 - 3:39pm

Following the outcome of a selection process conducted by the Department of Justice and
Attorney-General, Ms Rachael Rangihaeata is Queensland’s new Information Commissioner.

 

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Desktop and Electronic Audit Reports tabled in Parliament

September 10, 2013 - 1:25pm

The Office of the Information Commissioner recently finalised two reports: 

  • Results of Desktop Audits 2012-13: Review of Publication Schemes, Disclosure Logs and Information Privacy Awareness in Government Owned Corporations, Local Governments, Statutory Authorities and Universities; and
  • 2013 Right to Information and Information Privacy Electronic Audit: Queensland public sector agencies responses and comparative analysis with 2010 results.

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When are RTI applications paid by cheque or credit card valid?

September 1, 2013 - 9:25am

When can an agency consider an RTI application fee paid, and consequently that the application is valid, if the applicant chooses to pay by credit card or cheque?

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Tell us a bit about yourself: Demographics and privacy

September 1, 2013 - 9:11am

Under Information Privacy Principle (IPP) 1, personal information collected by agencies must be directly related to or necessary for a lawful purpose of function of the agency involved. In addition, IPP3 requires that collected information be relevant for that purpose. If the information being collected is necessary for the purpose of collection under IPP1, it will generally be relevant for the purpose under IPP3.

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Obtaining personal information held in another agency

September 1, 2013 - 9:04am

When carrying out their functions, agencies may find themselves needing to access personal information held by another agency. There are a number of provisions in the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act) which can enable this access. The provisions mostly operate to provide ‘permission’ for the agency to give the personal information to the other agency.

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