What do Queenslanders know about their rights to access government information?

June 24, 2019 - 9:52am

Australia is part of the Open Government Partnership – an international commitment by governments to promote transparency and empower citizens.

In order to build greater openness and transparency into citizens’ everyday interactions with government, surveys have been conducted to measure how much people know about information access rights and find out about their experiences.


Data breaches in the modern world

June 20, 2019 - 1:48pm

In 2018 a UK based company that manages recruitment processes, PageUp, experienced a data breach that had worldwide implications.


VIDEO: Interview on privacy, regulation and artificial intelligence

June 19, 2019 - 3:51pm

Following on from Privacy Awareness Week in May, Privacy Commissioner Philip Green has recorded a video interview with Dr Monique Mann from Queensland University of Technology to find out her perspectives on the challenges ahead for privacy, regulation and artificial intelligence.


Information empowers communities

June 19, 2019 - 10:17am

A key recommendation of the 2011 review conducted by the Office of the Information Commissioner contributed to an important advance in the use of data collected by the Queensland Police Service (QPS).

The release of QPS crime data over the years has been empowering communities, raising awareness of issues and driving local initiatives.


Environmental reporting improves information access for Queenslanders

June 17, 2019 - 10:49am

Since 1990 Queensland’s State of the Environment (SOE) Report has always been on the front foot when it comes to proactive release of information – setting a benchmark for other states and territories to follow.

The reports can be accessed by experts and the public, providing Queenslanders with greater access to a world of useful data. It also highlights the benefits of government agencies adopting a ‘push’ model, where information is proactively and routinely released, visible and linked to other relevant information.