Changes to the privacy guidelines

July 31, 2013 - 1:48pm

When the Information Privacy Act commenced the OIC created a large twelve part Privacy Guideline which covered all aspects of privacy principles compliance. In order to improve the usability of the guideline, and limit the need to download more than one part, we have separated it into individual guidelines covering a single subject. Each of these new individual stand-alone guidelines have been placed in the relevant section of Guidelines for Government—Privacy Principles.


Access Training for Decision Makers

July 17, 2013 - 11:52am

We are offering Access Training for Decision Makers to help agencies comply with the RTI and IP Acts. This training will be held over two days on 9 and 10 September 2013 at Cliftons Brisbane. Registrations will close on Friday 23 August and nominees will be notified of the outcome of their nomination by Wednesday 28 August 2013. Note: Agencies include Departments, GOCs, Councils and Universities. 


S157 Waiver granted for Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

July 5, 2013 - 4:07pm

The Acting Information Commissioner has given an approval under s157 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 that waives the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services’ (DCCSDS) obligation to comply with Information Privacy Principle 11 (IPP 11) for the purpose of transferring specific personal information connected with the Department’s administration of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE).


New application fee and processing charges

July 1, 2013 - 2:58pm

The application fee and processing charges for applications made under the Right to Information Act 2009 changed on 1 July 2013. 


Early resolution in action

July 1, 2013 - 8:42am

The Office of the Information Commissioner’s (OIC) Early Assessment and Resolution Team has responsibility for assessing new files and quickly resolving reviews informally in accordance with section 90 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and section 103 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld). OIC has put together some tips that may help to informally resolve a review: