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Queensland: OIC publishes report on surveillance and privacy

The Office of the Information Commissioner of Queensland ('OIC') published, on 29 June 2020, its report on surveillance and privacy in the context of current and emerging technologies ('the Report'). In particular, the Report offers recommendations including that the Invasion of Privacy Act 1971 ('the Act') should be repealed and replaced by a draft surveillance devices bill ('the Draft Bill'). Furthermore, the Report outlines that the main purpose of the Draft Bill would be to protect individuals' privacy from unjustified interference from the use, communication, or publication of information obtained from the use of surveillance devices. In addition, the Report addresses the chapters of the Draft Bill which cover, among other things, the Draft Bill's scope, general obligations, criminal prohibitions, as well as the civil complaints process, and the establishment of a new regulator.      

You can read the Report here