Verifying identity the electronic way

January 8, 2013 - 3:31pm

Under both the RTI and IP Acts, applicants who apply for their own personal information are required to verify their identity.  Applicants do this by providing their ID (The RTI and IP Regulations set out what is suitable ID) to the agency, most commonly by photocopying their ID and having that copy certified by a Justice of the Peace or a lawyer. 


Protecting your online reputation - Youth Teaching Module

January 7, 2013 - 2:19am

The Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC), has launched a Protecting Your Online Reputation Teaching Module to raise awareness among Queensland senior secondary school students about privacy in the information age.


Finding the Silver Lining: Moving government to the cloud

December 10, 2012 - 11:50am

OIC recently contributed an article for the October issue of the Bulletin of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (Australia and New Zealand) )(iappANZ) which put forward the view that privacy protections were not necessarily compromised through the use of cloud services.


Negotiation Priority Tool

November 19, 2012 - 3:25pm

The Negotiation Priority Tool forms part of the Office of the Information Commissioner Fast Track Negotiation Skills training package for information rights practitioners.


Have your say on briefing Ministers and senior executive about access applications

October 26, 2012 - 1:06pm

We have developed draft model protocols for Queensland Government departments on briefing Ministers and senior executive on right to information (RTI) and information privacy (IP) applications. The goal of draft model protocols is to balance the need to protect the integrity of RTI and IP decisions and individuals’ privacy with the need for appropriate briefing to Ministers and senior executives in a transparent and accountable manner.