Queensland’s Office of the Information Commissioner’s (OIC) compliance audit report of Bundaberg Regional Council was tabled in Parliament today.
This report presents OIC’s findings on the council’s compliance with the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).
OIC found that the council is committed to right to information and information privacy. Although it still needs to develop and implement some policies, systems and processes,, it has worked hard to comply with its legislative obligations.
OIC made 12 recommendations which the council supports and intends to implement. OIC will monitor the council’s progress.
Information Commissioner Rachael Rangihaeata said, “I am pleased council took action to improve right to information and privacy compliance following our 2018 self-assessment electronic audit. It identified several aspects of its practices it could improve and developed an action plan to address them.”
“The recommendations of this compliance audit will support Bundaberg Regional Council’s accountability, transparency and safeguards for the community’s personal information.”
Bundaberg Regional Council:
Media contact: Steve Haigh, Manager Training and Stakeholder Relations
Phone: 3234 7373