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Are you ready! Dealing with personal information in an emergency

January 13, 2016 - 11:51am

Disasters and other emergencies that threaten life, health, safety and/or welfare can occur without notice.

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Appointment of Queensland’s Privacy Commissioner

December 11, 2015 - 3:24pm

Information Commissioner Rachael Rangihaeata is pleased to announce that Mr Phillip Green has been appointed to the role of Queensland Privacy Commissioner by the Governor in Council.

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Camera surveillance and privacy – follow-up review report

December 8, 2015 - 2:52pm

Queensland’s Office of the Information Commissioner’s (OIC) camera surveillance and privacy – follow-up review report was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, 2 December 2015.

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TO TRANSFER, OR NOT TO TRANSFER, THAT IS THE QUESTION

November 9, 2015 - 9:15am

Given the significant number of government agencies in Queensland, it is inevitable that your agency will eventually receive an application for documents that you don’t hold. If another agency holds some or all of those documents, section 38 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) lets you transfer all or part of the application to the other agency.  There are, however, a few simple rules that you must follow.

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Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition

September 30, 2015 - 9:15am

If your agency has not been a party to a privacy complaint made to our Office, you might not be familiar with how we deal with a privacy complaint.

We don’t use weapons such as fear, surprise or ruthless efficiency to deal with a privacy complaint. Nor will we interrogate you.

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