Media release: Office of the Information Commissioner Launches Online Privacy Training—15 May 2012

The course, accessed through OIC’s website, provides government agency employees in Queensland or other interested parties, with cost effective and flexible access to training on the Information Privacy Act. The Information Privacy Act protects individuals’ personal information by placing obligations on government agencies in Queensland to handle, collect, store, secure, use and disclose personal information in accordance with the privacy principles.  It also creates obligations in relation to allowing individuals to access and amend their own personal information held by an agency. These obligations apply to approximately 200 government agencies in Queensland, including local government and public authorities.

Julie Kinross said, “The public have a right to expect that their personal information, if held by Queensland Government, will be respected and protected. One way to achieve this is to make sure public sector employees are aware of the obligations through flexible learning opportunities—such as online training.”

At no cost for an initial twelve month period participants can access the course and gain a better understanding of obligations under the Act and the privacy landscape in Queensland. This course is the first in a suite of online training to promote greater awareness of and compliance with public service employees’ information obligations.

For more information about the Information Privacy Act online training course visit training and events.

Media contact: Mr Steve Haigh, Manager, Training and Stakeholder Relations
Phone: 07 3405 1111