COVID-19 Readiness Project – State and Territory Check-In Apps Privacy Impact Assessment

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Dear Services Australia,

I am requesting access to the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) #48538 for the "COVID-19 Readiness Project – State and Territory Check-In Apps" under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth). Please send the PIA in electronic format, if possible.

Yours faithfully,

Rex Banner

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION, Services Australia

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Administrative release of documents

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of certain documents without the need for a formal FOI request. These
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direct contact details in response to FOI requests. Where such details are
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as part of your FOI application, this may add to processing time and
applicable charges as it will be necessary to consider whether these
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Dear Mr Banner,

Please find attached the Acknowledgement Letter related to your Freedom of
Information (FOI) request.

Kind Regards

Claire
FOI Practitioner
Information Access Branch
LEGAL SERVICES DIVISION
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Dear Mr Banner,

Please find attached the Acknowledgement Letter related to your Freedom of
Information (FOI) request.

Kind Regards

Claire
FOI Practitioner
Information Access Branch
LEGAL SERVICES DIVISION
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subject to legal professional privilege or information that is otherwise
sensitive or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this
email, you are prohibited from using or disseminating this communication.
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Dear Mr Banner

 

Please find attached the decision letter and document relating to your
request for access to documents held by Services Australia.

 

Kind regards,
Cherie

Information Access Branch

LEGAL SERVICES DIVISION

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Dear Services Australia,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Services Australia's handling of my FOI request 'COVID-19 Readiness Project – State and Territory Check-In Apps Privacy Impact Assessment'.

As I understand it, my request has been refused due to the document being except due to legal privilege.

"The documents contain correspondence between the Agency and its external lawyers for the
purposes of obtaining professional legal advice on the privacy issues pertaining to the
COVID-19 digital certificate. "

Is the entire document legally privileged, or just correspondence? Could you release a masked version of the PIA without the legally protected advice?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Rex Banner

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION, Services Australia

Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information (FOI) team in Services
Australia (the Agency).

 

This email acknowledges your correspondence and provides some general
information in relation to FOI.

 

Charges

The Agency will advise you if a charge is payable to process your request
and the amount of any such charge as soon as practicable. No charge is
payable for providing a person with their own personal information.

 

Your address

The FOI Act requires you to provide us with an address which we can send
notices to. We will send correspondence and notices to your email address.
Please advise us as soon as possible if you wish correspondence to be sent
to another address or if your email address changes.

 

Administrative release of documents

The Agency has administrative access arrangements in place for the release
of certain documents without the need for a formal FOI request. These
arrangements do not extend to information or material of third parties.

 

Exclusion of staff details

The Agency is working towards ensuring all staff have a choice about
whether they provide their full name, personal logon identifiers and
direct contact details in response to FOI requests. Where such details are
included in documents they will be redacted. If you request staff details
as part of your FOI application, this may add to processing time and
applicable charges as it will be necessary to consider whether these
details are exempt under the FOI Act.

            

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