Compliance Review – Queensland Universities

November 27, 2014 - 10:21am

The Office of the Information Commissioner’s compliance review report regarding Griffith University, the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland was tabled in Parliament today.


Christmas/New Year closures and calculating business days

November 25, 2014 - 3:04pm

OIC confirms that only notified public holidays do not count when calculating due dates.  For the 2014/2015 Christmas/New Year period, the following days are public holidays:


New Privacy Practice Note: Information sharing Between Agencies

November 20, 2014 - 1:57pm

We have recently published a new resource to help agencies understand the practical application of obligations under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act).

The first topic in this new format is information sharing. Agencies are seeking to share information including personal information between themselves in order to more effectively and efficiently provide and target government resources, support and services to the community. OIC advises that privacy issues need not prevent the sharing of information between agencies however, the privacy impacts need to be carefully considered and factored in to any such arrangement.


Updated Privacy Impact Assessment Guideline

November 20, 2014 - 1:51pm

We have recently updated our Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Guideline to assist agencies with assessing the privacy impacts of a new project and identifying ways in which the obligations set out in the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act) may be addressed.< /p>


G20 and Privacy

November 13, 2014 - 12:12pm

The 2014 G20 Leaders Summit (G20) is being held in Brisbane during the weekend of 15 and 16 November.