ICON — 7 April 2014

 

Next ICON meeting — Friday 16 May

In recognition of Information Awareness Month, the next ICON meeting will feature presentations on information policy and open data. You will still receive the regular OAIC update from the Commissioners, but there will be some interesting presentations focusing on the areas of ‘open data — government policy settings’and ‘accessing and using government information — case studies.

More information on the program will come shortly. Mark the date in your diary and invite your colleagues.


Privacy Awareness Week 2014 launch event — Tickets on sale

Registration has opened for the OAIC’s Privacy Awareness Week launch event.  This year, the breakfast is about privacy and your customers. The program will focus on transparency of personal information handling practices and building an organisational culture that respects privacy.

Key note speakers include: Timothy Pilgrim, Privacy Commissioner and Alan Kirkland, CEO CHOICE. Other speakers will be confirmed shortly.

Date:
              Monday 5 May 2014
Time:               7:30am–9:30am (arrival from 7 am)
Venue:            Heritage Ballroom, The Westin Hotel
                         No 1 Martin Place, Sydney
Cost:                $90 per person (tables of 8)

For further information and to purchase tickets please visit our website.

Complaint handling workshop

Want to find out more about how the OAIC conciliates privacy complaints? Are you looking for advice on how to improve your organisation’s complaint handling practices?

Following the breakfast, we are offering a practical compliance and complaint handling workshop.

Hosted by the Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, the workshop will be facilitated by the OAIC’s Assistant Commissioner Dispute Resolution, Karen Toohey, and include a panel discussion on the ins and outs of privacy complaints involving representatives from business and external dispute resolution schemes.

Seats are strictly limited, so book early!

Date:
              Monday 5 May 2014
Time:              10.00am–12.00pm
Venue:            Barnet Room, The Westin Hotel, No 1 Martin Place, Sydney
Cost:                $50 per person

For further information and to purchase tickets please visit our website.


Consultation — Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (DP 80)

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released for public consultation, a discussion paper Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (DP 80).

The ALRC has asked for submissions by 12 May 2014.

For further information on the consultation visit the ALRC website


Information Commissioner review decisions

‘BL’ and Department of Immigration and Border Protection [2014] AICmr 29 (21 March 2014)
Personal information — Whether disclosure of personal information unreasonable — Whether disclosure contrary to public interest — (CTH) Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) ss 11A(5), 47F

Philip Morris Ltd and IP Australia [2014] AICmr 28 (18 March 2014)
Cabinet documents — Whether document brought into existence for the dominant purpose of briefing a minister on a Cabinet submission — Whether documents are drafts of a ministerial Cabinet briefing — Whether documents contain extracts from a Cabinet submission — Whether disclosure of a document would reveal a Cabinet deliberation or decision — Whether document discloses deliberative matter — Whether contrary to public interest to release conditionally exempt document — (CTH) FOI Act 1982 ss 11A(5), 22, 34, 47C

Philip Morris Ltd and Department of Finance [2014] AICmr 27 (14 March 2014)
Cabinet documents — Whether documents are drafts of documents brought into existence for the dominant purpose of submission to Cabinet — Whether documents contain extracts from documents brought into existence for the dominant purpose of submission to Cabinet — Whether disclosure of documents would reveal Cabinet deliberation — Whether Cabinet deliberation has been officially disclosed — Whether documents disclose deliberative matter — Whether contrary to public interest to release conditionally exempt document — Whether agency required to give access to an edited copy of an exempt document — (CTH) FOI Act 1982 ss 11A(5), 22, 34, 47C


Privacy Awareness Week partners

If you haven’t yet registered to be a partner then sign up now! We’ve only had a small number of agencies sign up and we’d like to see that number increase. We’ve got some great materials for our partners to use and if you are having an event in your agency we want to hear about it. Sign up and let us know what you have committed to do during the Week by sending an email to corporate@oaic.gov.au.


If you would like to subscribe to this eNewsletter please send an email to icon@oaic.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes to privacy law

Content found in this section or on this page may no longer reflect the current law.

> Read more: Privacy law reform

Share this page

Protecting information rights — advancing information policy