Privacy legislation in Queensland

The Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act) (PDF, 858KB) recognises the importance of protecting the personal information of individuals. It contains a set of rules or ‘privacy principles’ that govern how Queensland Government agencies collect, store, use and disclose personal information. The IP Act also allows an individual to make a complaint about an agency's breach of the privacy principles.

The Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) can:

  • help you understand your privacy rights and responsibilities in Queensland
  • mediate privacy complaints which you have not been able to resolve with the Queensland Government agency involved
  • conduct reviews and audits of privacy compliance
  • give compliance notices for serious, flagrant or recurring breaches of the privacy principles
  • waive or modify an agency’s privacy obligations for a particular purpose or project.

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