Proposed reforms to Queensland's Information privacy and right to information framework

The Queensland Government is seeking your views about proposed reforms to Queensland’s Information privacy and right to information framework.

Queensland’s Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) protects individuals’ privacy by regulating how their personal information is collected and managed by Queensland agencies. The IP Act also provides a right of access to, and amendment of, personal information held by Queensland agencies and ministers.

Queensland’s Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) provides a right of access to information held by Queensland agencies and ministers unless, on balance, it is contrary to the public interest to release the information.

A number of reports have recommended changes to the IP Act and RTI Act. These include the:

Most of the reforms being considered were recommended in these reports.

Reforms being considered include whether:

  • Queensland should have a mandatory data breach notification scheme
  • Queensland’s 2 sets of privacy principles should be replaced with a single set of principles: the Queensland Privacy Principles.

We invite you to provide a written response to the Consultation paper—Proposed changes to Queensland’s Information privacy and right to information framework.

Your feedback will help us to decide which of the reforms to Queensland’s Information privacy and right to information framework should be progressed.

Have your say

We welcome your written submissions in response to the questions outlined in the consultation paper.

If you would like to provide a written response, please either:

  • email your submission to PrivacyandRTIreforms@justice.qld.gov.au, or
  • post to:
    Privacy and Right to Information Reforms
    Strategic Policy and Legal Services
    Department of Justice and Attorney-General
    GPO Box 149
    BRISBANE QLD 4001

The consultation is now open and the closing date for written submissions is 5pm on Friday 22 July 2022.

Your privacy

The Queensland Government is bound by the IP Act. Find out more by reading our privacy statement.

We may contact you for further information on the issues your raise in your submission. Information in your submission will be used to inform this consultation process. Your submission may also be provided to others with an interest in the reforms (for example, Parliament’s Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee) and may be published on our website. If you would like your submission—or any part of it—to be treated as confidential, please indicate this clearly. Please note however that all submissions may be subject to disclosure under the RTI Act.

Contact

Please email the Privacy and Right to Information Reforms team on PrivacyandRTIreforms@justice.qld.gov.au if you would like to find out more about the consultation process.