COVID-19 has brought to the forefront the importance of real-time accurate data for scientists to analyze and model and for government leaders to make decisions on. InfoGovANZ has complied a series of COVID-19 curated articles and resources, updated monthly.
OVIC has released new guidance on how the exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act should be applied. OVIC has updated the FOI and COVID19 FAQs for agencies – read them here – to include questions about the new COVID-19 regulations including: what to do if your agency is completely shut down; and how to verify an applicant’s identity.
Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner (OAIC) has updated it’s FOI FAQ with the latest COVID-19 relevant questions including how to make an FOI complaint during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Australian and New Zealand Information Access Commissioners join with their international counterparts in their clear call for documentation, preservation and access to information as governments, businesses and citizens deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Integrity Entities) Regulations 2020 were made on 19 May. OVIC has included an FAQ in its FOI business continuity and coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs on what this means for agencies.
Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner (OAIC) has updated its latest guidance on COVID-19 and privacy/freedom of information. and in conjunction with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have released the Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Consumer Data Right developed following consultation with current and future data holders and recipients.
Information Privacy Commission (IPC) NSW have updated their guide to protecting your privacy in NSW plus their COVID-19 guidelines. They have also published the results of the latest survey of NSW community attitudes towards privacy.
The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) has released a statement calling for the Transparency and access to information in the context of a global pandemic along with other coronavirus related resources.
Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner (OAIC) has released further tips for good privacy practice in organisations.
NZ Privacy Commission has released information regarding COVID-19 and privacy.
Global Privacy Assembly, a global forum for data regulators and privacy authorities has collated a list of data protection resources from around the world.
The Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner (OAIC) has released a Privacy and Freedom of Information Guides clarifying employer privacy obligations to staff.
The Information Privacy Commission (IPC) NSW has released a Privacy and Freedom of Information Guides including special arrangements that apply during the pandemic.