February 5, 2013 - 8:15am
The recent storm and flood events in Queensland may have a significant impact on the ability of agencies and applicants to meet the timeframes prescribed under the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act) for making decisions, lodging applications for review and handling privacy complaints.
January 11, 2013 - 3:28am
An agency has queried information provided on 8 January about verifying an applicant’s identity electronically. The Electronic Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001 generally supports the electronic provision of documents to facilitate the use of electronic transactions, which effectively removes unnecessary red tape.
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.
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.
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.