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Freedom of Information, Privacy Protection & Public Interest Disclosures in the Northern Territory : annual report 2011-2012

Details:

Title

Freedom of Information, Privacy Protection & Public Interest Disclosures in the Northern Territory : annual report 2011-2012

Other title

Commissioner for Information and Public Interest Disclosures annual report 2011 - 12

Creator

Northern Territory. Commissioner for Information and Public Interest Disclosures

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Commissioner for Information and Public Interest Disclosures annual report; Annual Report

Date

2012-09-30

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Whistle blowing; Law and Legislation; Annual report; Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Commissioner for Information and Public Interest Disclosures annual report; Annual Report

Volume

2011/12

Previously known as

Office of the Information Commissioner

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/243418

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/603229

Page content

Page 40 circumstances but the Act may not permit officers to appropriately share information during, or in the aftermath of, an emergency. The Office has recommended an amendment to clarify the circumstances in which officers can collect, use and disclose essential information in an emergency. In the interim, a draft guideline has been prepared to ensure that Information Officers are aware of the situations under the current law in which information can and should be disclosed in an emergency. The guideline also provides guidance on establishing appropriate emergency information sharing protocols and procedures in preparation for a possible emergency. SA NT DataLink The SA NT DataLink is a recently established joint venture between the Northern Territory Government, South Australian Government and academic institutions that will enable valuable data that is routinely collected to be made available to researchers so that it can be used in areas of social and government planning. It will influence future directions in key areas of research, particularly in the fields of health and education. The Office has been working with key staff members from SA NT DataLink to ensure that privacy issues are properly considered in the development and implementation of this research tool and continued to provide advice in relation to the SA NT DataLink Agreement. The reduction of anti-social behaviour in and around city night clubs. The Office participated in the re-established Mitchell Street Working Party. The Working Party aims to establish strategies designed to reduce the amount of anti-social behaviour in and around city night clubs and to generally improve public safety. Many of the strategies, such as CCTV coverage of hotspots and the electronic scanning of identity documents have significant privacy implications. Staff offered advice on how to best achieve their goals while still complying with privacy requirements.


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