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    What is Right to Information and Information Privacy?

    Legislation replacing the Freedom of Information Act 1992 came into effect on 1 July 2009, namely:

    Right to Information (RTI) and Information Privacy (IP) legislation is the Queensland Government's approach to giving the community greater access to information.

    The Queensland Government has made a commitment to provide access to information held by the Government, unless on balance it is contrary to the public interest to provide that information.

    The Right to Information reforms aim to make more information available, provide equal access to information across all sectors of the community, and provide appropriate protection for individuals' privacy.

    Right to Information Day

    Right to Information Day is a global initiative held every year on 28 September. On this day, citizens, governments and organisations promote open, accountable and transparent government.

    The theme for Right to Information Day 2018 was Trust and Transparency.

    This year’s theme focussed on moving from adopting the principles of the Right to Information Act to embedding a deeper culture of openness within the public sector.

    For more information about right to information, visit the Office of the Information Commissioner's website.

    Privacy Awareness Week

    The theme for Privacy Awareness Week (14–20 May 2018) was Value personal data – it’s worth protecting. Its purpose was to encourage members of the community to value personal information through a better understanding of their privacy rights and responsibilities. The department is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information it collects, holds and shares in an increasingly connected world. This includes meeting the challenges of cybersecurity and data protection.

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    Last updated:
    2 October, 2018
    Last reviewed:
    2 October, 2018