Complaints regarding sharing of personal information with third parties on public WIFI service

Sam Duncan made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Information and Privacy Commission NSW

The request was successful.

From: Sam Duncan

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Dear Information and Privacy Commission NSW,

Could you please send through the latest documents that include information about complaints received by your office relating to third parties being provided with personal data captured as part of login processes on free public WIFI services. If possible, please treat this as an administrative/informal request. Otherwise please proceed with my request as a formal information request under the Act.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Duncan

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From: Peter Donnelly
Information and Privacy Commission NSW


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Dear Mr Duncan

 

Your application for access to government information

 

We received your access application under the Government Information
(Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) on 13 April 2018.

The application is a valid application as of today and must be decided
within 20 working days of receipt, that is, by 14 May 2018.

 

If your application is not decided by that date, it is taken by the
GIPA Act to have been refused. If this occurs, you are entitled to a
refund of your application fee and you may seek a review of this refusal
(see enclosed brochure).

 

Processing charges

 

There may be charges for processing your application. The application fee
you have paid will count towards these charges. We will provide you with
an estimate of any charges at the earliest opportunity, should we decide
to levy them, and you will have the opportunity to seek a discount or
waiver. Should we decide to levy we may ask that you pay an advanced
deposit of up to 50 per cent of these costs. You also have the right to
seek a review of our decision about processing charges (see enclosed
brochure).

 

Inclusion of details in disclosure log

 

If you are granted access, the government information you are seeking may
be of interest to other members of the public.  If this is the case, the
GIPA Act requires us to record the following details about your access
application in our ‘disclosure log’:

 

·           the date on which your access application is decided

·           a general description of the government information released

·           whether any of that information is available to other members
of the public, and

·           if so available, how it can be accessed.

 

This disclosure log is on the Information and Privacy Commission website
at [1]http://ipc.nsw.gov.au/disclosure-log.

You have a right to object to these details being included in our
disclosure log, in certain circumstances. For example, you might object if
the government information you seek contains your own personal information
or concerns your business, commercial, professional or financial
interests.  However, even if you do object, we may still decide to include
details about your access application in our disclosure log. 

 

You can ask for this decision to be reviewed. Your review rights are
summarised in the fact sheet which can be found at
[2]http://ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/file...

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Please
ensure you quote the IPC reference number 18/4690/DJ in any future contact
with us.

 

Kind regards,

Peter Donnelly BSc MBA
Information Services Officer

Right to Information Officer

 

[3]ipc Information and Privacy Commission NSW | Level 17, 201
Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000
ph: (02) 8071 7006 | free call: 1800 472 679 | fax: (02)
8114 3756
[4]www.ipc.nsw.gov.au
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4. http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/

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From: Peter Donnelly
Information and Privacy Commission NSW


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Dear Mr Duncan

 

In relation to your information access application, I have erred in
acknowledging your application as a formal application.

The IPC will treat your application as an informal application.

Preliminary searches have been done using the term “WiFi” with 3 results 2
of which may be relevant. We will make further searches in our case
management system for Wi FI and Wi-Fi to ascertain if there are any
further documents that may be relevant.

I hope to completed those searches and provide you with the pertinent
information by COB Friday 20/04/2018

 

Kind regards,

Peter Donnelly BSc MBA
Information Services Officer

Right to Information Officer

 

[1]ipc Information and Privacy Commission NSW | Level 17, 201
Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000
ph: (02) 8071 7006 | free call: 1800 472 679 | fax: (02)
8114 3756
[2]www.ipc.nsw.gov.au
Please consider the environment before printing. This email and any
attachments may be confidential or contain privileged information. If you
are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose, copy or
distribute. If you believe you have received this message in error please
delete it and notify the sender. When communicating by email you consent
to the monitoring and recording of that correspondence.

 

 

 

 

From: Peter Donnelly
Sent: Monday, 16 April 2018 4:09 PM
To: '[email address]'
Subject: HPRM: Information Access Application - Acknowledgement

 

Dear Mr Duncan

 

Your application for access to government information

 

We received your access application under the Government Information
(Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) on 13 April 2018.

The application is a valid application as of today and must be decided
within 20 working days of receipt, that is, by 14 May 2018.

 

If your application is not decided by that date, it is taken by the
GIPA Act to have been refused. If this occurs, you are entitled to a
refund of your application fee and you may seek a review of this refusal
(see enclosed brochure).

 

Processing charges

 

There may be charges for processing your application. The application fee
you have paid will count towards these charges. We will provide you with
an estimate of any charges at the earliest opportunity, should we decide
to levy them, and you will have the opportunity to seek a discount or
waiver. Should we decide to levy we may ask that you pay an advanced
deposit of up to 50 per cent of these costs. You also have the right to
seek a review of our decision about processing charges (see enclosed
brochure).

 

Inclusion of details in disclosure log

 

If you are granted access, the government information you are seeking may
be of interest to other members of the public.  If this is the case, the
GIPA Act requires us to record the following details about your access
application in our ‘disclosure log’:

 

·       the date on which your access application is decided

·       a general description of the government information released

·       whether any of that information is available to other members of
the public, and

·       if so available, how it can be accessed.

 

This disclosure log is on the Information and Privacy Commission website
at [3]http://ipc.nsw.gov.au/disclosure-log.

 

You have a right to object to these details being included in our
disclosure log, in certain circumstances. For example, you might object if
the government information you seek contains your own personal information
or concerns your business, commercial, professional or financial
interests.  However, even if you do object, we may still decide to include
details about your access application in our disclosure log. 

 

You can ask for this decision to be reviewed. Your review rights are
summarised in the fact sheet which can be found at
[4]http://ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/file...

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Please
ensure you quote the IPC reference number 18/4690/DJ in any future contact
with us.

 

Kind regards,

Peter Donnelly BSc MBA
Information Services Officer

Right to Information Officer

 

[5]ipc Information and Privacy Commission NSW | Level 17, 201
Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000
ph: (02) 8071 7006 | free call: 1800 472 679 | fax: (02)
8114 3756
[6]www.ipc.nsw.gov.au
Please consider the environment before printing. This email and any
attachments may be confidential or contain privileged information. If you
are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose, copy or
distribute. If you believe you have received this message in error please
delete it and notify the sender. When communicating by email you consent
to the monitoring and recording of that correspondence.

 

 

Please consider our environment before printing this email. This
email and any attachments may be confidential and contain
privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient
you must not use, disclose, copy or distribute this
communication. If you have received this message in error please
delete and notify the sender. When communicating by email you
consent to the monitoring and recording of that correspondence.

References

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2. http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/
3. http://ipc.nsw.gov.au/disclosure-log
4. http://ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/file...
6. http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/

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From: Sam Duncan

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Dear Peter Donnelly,

Thanks very much. I look forward to receiving the documents.

Sam Duncan

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From: Peter Donnelly
Information and Privacy Commission NSW


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Attachment Notice of Decision Informal Access Application Mr Sam Duncan 20180514.pdf
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Dear Mr Duncan

 

Please find attached the notice of decision of your informal access
application.

 

Kind regards,

Peter Donnelly BSc MBA
Information Services Officer

Right to Information Officer

 

[1]ipc Information and Privacy Commission NSW | Level 17, 201
Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000
ph: (02) 8071 7006 | free call: 1800 472 679 | fax: (02)
8114 3756
[2]www.ipc.nsw.gov.au
Please consider the environment before printing. This email and any
attachments may be confidential or contain privileged information. If you
are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose, copy or
distribute. If you believe you have received this message in error please
delete it and notify the sender. When communicating by email you consent
to the monitoring and recording of that correspondence.

 

 

 

Please consider our environment before printing this email. This
email and any attachments may be confidential and contain
privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient
you must not use, disclose, copy or distribute this
communication. If you have received this message in error please
delete and notify the sender. When communicating by email you
consent to the monitoring and recording of that correspondence.

References

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2. http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/

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From: Sam Duncan

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Dear Peter Donnelly,

Many thanks for taking the time to respond to my request with such detail.

Yours sincerely,

Sam Duncan

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