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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 42 o concerns about the COAG national regulatory reforms and how these are having an impact on the regulation of FOI, privacy and record keeping; o Privacy Awareness Week ; o an overview of records management guidelines from the Department of Business and Employment; and o a presentation on case law & definitions in the Information Act. During the reporting period, 312 people attended the 17 sessions and activities organised by the Office. Feedback about training is generally very positive, with the majority of attendees reporting that the sessions are informative and useful in their daily work. A sample of some 15% of attendees completed an evaluation form, and feedback provided an average rating of sessions as falling between good and excellent. 8.2.3. Guidelines The Office produces guidelines to help people understand and interpret the Information Act as it relates to certain provisions of the Act. Each guideline takes an aspect of the Act, explains the procedures to be followed, and provides summaries of how certain words or expressions have been interpreted in other jurisdictions. They also provide a list of relevant case law. Current guidelines are available for printing from our website or on request http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/infocomm/publications/pd_2.htm. 8.2.4. Website The Office website www.infocomm.nt.gov.au is designed for Information Officers and the general public. It contains, among other things, information about how to make an FOI or correction application, how to complain about a breach of privacy, or make an FOI complaint. It also contains information of the possible costs, the guidelines, grants of authorisation and decisions of the Office. This year, the website received 398,098 page views, and was viewed by 7372 unique visitors. The peak month of website viewing was May 2012, which was the month the Information Commissioner was particularly publicising Privacy Awareness Week. The webpage dedicated to Privacy Awareness Week received 1200 page views between 1 April 2012 and 30 June 2012 by 40 unique visitors. The webpage containing our published decisions and case notes received 5284 views in the 2011-12 financial year, and was viewed by 501 unique visitors.


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