Deferral of access and written notices

February 1, 2014 - 10:41am

If a decision-maker decides to give access to a document contrary to the views of a relevant third party, section 37(3)(c) of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) and section 56(3)(c) of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act) requires the agency or Minister to give both the access applicant and the consulted third party a prescribed written notice of that decision.


How privacy principles affect contracted service providers

February 1, 2014 - 10:37am

It is not uncommon for agencies to enter into an agreement with an external service provider to perform a service that falls within the agency’s functions. The service may be provided directly to the agency, such as ICT operations or internal audit, or may be provided to a third party on behalf of the agency, such as the provision of a community health service.


Process timing tips

February 1, 2014 - 10:35am

Timing under the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) can be everything. Decisions must be delivered by the end of the processing period but ‘the processing period’ can vary: third parties are consulted, CENs are issued, and clocks stop and start.


Newly published privacy case notes can help IP practitioners

January 28, 2014 - 4:15pm

OIC has published three new 2014 privacy case notes about complaints received by the Office.


Data Privacy Day – 28 January 2013

January 21, 2014 - 1:59pm

Data Privacy Day is held internationally on 28 January to mark the importance of privacy and data protection.