The Department of the Premier and Cabinet is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information.
We understand and appreciate that as visitors and users of this website you are concerned about privacy, confidentiality and security of personal information provided to us.
The Queensland Parliament enacted privacy legislation for the Queensland public sector which is based on 11 Information Privacy Principles. These principles are contained in the Information Privacy Act 2009 (PDF, 685 KB) which public agencies are required to adhere to.
Privacy Awareness Week
What are you doing to protect your personal information?
Privacy Awareness Week was held from 9–15 May 2016, with last year’s theme being Privacy in your hands. During Privacy Awareness Week, we encourage members of the community to take responsibility for protecting their personal information. Educate yourself and take an active and informed approach to safeguarding your private information, particularly when interacting online.
- take the privacy test
- check your vulnerability to identity theft or
- access privacy information resources.
Information collected on this website
This site does not store personal information in cookies. If used, cookies on this site are strictly limited to providing the visitor with the ability to customise the site for return visits or to allow the visitor to carry information across different pages. Cookies are not used to track or identify visitors for any other purpose.
When you visit the Department of the Premier and Cabinet's web site, our web servers make a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes only:
- The user's server address (Internet Protocol or IP address)
- The user's top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au etc)
- The date and time of visit to the site
- The pages accessed and documents downloaded
- The previous site visited
- The type of browser used.
No attempt is or will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect activity logs.
As this is a Queensland Government web site, email correspondence sent to this site is treated as a public record and will be retained as required by the Public Records Act 2002 and other relevant regulations.
Unless specified, your name and address will not be added to a mailing list, nor will we disclose these details to third parties without your consent, unless required by law. However, email messages may be monitored by authorised IT staff for purposes such as system troubleshooting and maintenance.
Personal information records held by the department
The department holds electronic and paper records containing personal information which can be broadly divided into two classes. Firstly, personal information relating to staff and secondly, personal information relating to the business and service delivery functions of the department.
The department is divided into business areas which are further divided into business units, as per the department’s organisational chart. All areas of the department collect personal information in the course of their day-to-day activities for statutory and administrative reasons.
The department also manages registers containing personal information, for example:
- Queensland Register of Nominees to Government Bodies
- Queensland Register of Appointees to Government Bodies
- Function and Events Register
- Gifts Register
- Corporate records / financial management records
- Consultant / contractor / supplier records; and other personal information related to business and service delivery functions of the department.
The department’s Privacy of Personal Information Guide, provides more information regarding personal information, including how you can gain access to and amendment of your personal information.
Obtaining access to personal information
Requests to update personal information, such as a change of address, should be directed to the Privacy Contact Officer. Please refer to the Privacy of Personal Information Guide for more information.
The Privacy Contact Officer is the appropriate point of contact if there are issues concerning access to personal information and can advise on access to personal information and legislative requirements governing such access.
If you would like to make a privacy complaint, please refer to the complaint section of the department's Privacy of Personal Information Guide.
If you have any queries about our privacy practices, please email the Privacy Contact Officer or phone (07) 3003 9231.