Information Awareness Month 2014

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Queensland Program of Events

Information related peak bodies are supporting Information Awareness Month 2014 by holding a number of events and activities. Events are held throughout the month of May and also coincide with Privacy Awareness Week (4-10 May).

For more information, see the event details below.

A list of interstate events can be found on the Information Awareness Month site.

Privacy Matters

Thursday, May 8th 2014 at 10-11am

Griffith University, Nathan Campus, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan

Important changes to the Privacy Act 1988 commenced on 12 March 2014. These changes included a new set of Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) that regulate the handling of personal information by organisations including, Australian Government agencies, businesses with a turnover of more than $3 million, those trading in personal information and all private health service providers.

Join Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim, as he outlines the most significant changes to privacy laws in over 25 years and their affect on a large section of the community.

This event is free to attend but registration is essential.

Event Website: Privacy Matters

Venue: Room 1.19, Sir Samuel Griffith Centre (N78)

Hosted by Griffith University Friends of the Library.

Offshoring Data - The new privacy laws and getting suppliers to say "yes".

Friday, May 9th 2014 at 8am

1 Eagle St

Brisbane, QLD

The transfer and hosting of data offshore by Australian organisations is increasingly common.

However, the new privacy laws (which came into effect on 12 March 2014) have changed the legal framework that governs offshore data transfers. Now, more than ever, any customer considering offshoring of data must ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place with its service provider and other overseas recipients of its personal information: Failure to do so has potentially serious implications.

Join us for an interactive session where our panel of legal and technology experts
will examine the commercial and legal considerations that any customer considering offshoring data needs to assess so as to ensure compliance with new privacy laws.

  • Corrs will discuss the application of new Australian Privacy Principle 8, and
    the related section 16C of the Privacy Act for the private sector, together with
    the position under the Queensland Information Privacy Act 2009 for the
    Queensland government and its agencies.
  • Glentworth will outline a pragmatic approach to identifying appropriate
    arrangements, and how these are then implemented with service providers
    to ensure you meet your privacy obligations.

Friday 9 May 2014
7.45am for 8.00am start
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Level 35 Waterfront Place
1 Eagle Street, Brisbane
RSVP by Thursday 1 May 2014 to Bronwyn Thompson on 07 3228 9477 or
Please advise of any special dietary requirements.

Cloudy with a Chance of Information: RIMPA State Conference

Tuesday, May 13th 2014 at 8:30am

159 Roma St

Brisbane, QLD

"Cloudy with a Chance of Information"

Recordkeepers are already converts to records as a valuable business asset but often this is not true of Managers and non-records staff.

At this State Conference we will be exploring the idea that “Maybe now is the time to hide away the traditional ways and convert records into the digital age so that these same managers and staff think they are fully in control….”

Registration close 8 May 2014