COVIDSafe BCG contract and report

Andy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

Department of Health did not have the information requested.

From: Andy Johnson

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Dear Department of Health,

I would like to request access to the final deliverables relating to the COVIDSafe app developed by BCG Digital Ventures for the Department. Specifically I mean deliverables produced by the consulting firm including design report, technical documentation, and software architecture description. I would also like to request copies of presentations delivered by BCG to the Department executives / steering committees during their engagement. Finally I would like to request copies of IT security audits of the application if this has been done.

As this app is of significant public interest both from a public health and privacy perspective, I request that the FOI fees be waived.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Johnson

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Dear Mr Johnson

 

I refer to your email dated 1 May 2020 to the Department of Health
(department) where you are seeking access under the Freedom of Information
Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act)  to the following documents:

 

            ‘…access to the final deliverables relating to the COVIDSafe
app developed by BCG Digital Ventures for the Department. Specifically I
mean deliverables produced by the consulting firm including design report,
technical documentation, and software architecture description. I would
also like to request copies of presentations delivered by BCG to the
Department executives / steering committees during their engagement.
Finally I would like to request copies of IT security audits of the
application if this has been done.’

 

The department is seeking your agreement for your request to be split into
three different requests.

 

Could you please advise by COB Tuesday, 5 May 2020 if you agree to your
request being split. If the department does not hear from you, your
request will continue to be processed as one.

 

 

Kind regards

FOI Team - FOI and Legislation Support Section

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Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [2][email address

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
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From: Andy Johnson

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Dear FOI,

Yes I am on with that.

Yours sincerely,

Andy Johnson

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Dear Mr Johnson,

I am writing to notify you that on 1 May 2020 the Department of Health
(department) received your request for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) as follows:

“request access to the final deliverables relating to the COVIDSafe app
developed by BCG Digital Ventures for the Department. Specifically I mean
deliverables produced by the consulting firm including design report,
technical documentation, and software architecture description.”

 

Request for extension of time

 

The department is actively processing your request and is aiming to
finalise it as quickly as possible. However, the department is currently
experiencing an increased workload to manage and respond to the
coronavirus pandemic, with a large amount of resources being diverted to
do so. The content of your request means that any documents that exist
would sit with the line area who has responsibility for the department’s
continued response to the coronavirus.

 

On this basis, the department is seeking an extension of 30 calendar days,
with a decision to be provided to you no later than COB 30 June 2020.

 

Next Steps

 

Could you please advise the department by COB Monday, 11 May 2020 if you
agree to the request for extension of time?

 

Kind regards

Casey

 

 

FOI Team Leader
FOI Team - FOI and Legislation Support Section

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Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [2][email address

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

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Dear Mr Johnson,

I am writing to notify you that on 1 May 2020 the Department of Health
(department) received your request for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) as follows:

“request copies of presentations delivered by BCG to the Department
executives / steering committees during their engagement.”

 

Request for extension of time

 

The department is actively processing your request and is aiming to
finalise it as quickly as possible. However, the department is currently
experiencing an increased workload to manage and respond to the
coronavirus pandemic, with a large amount of resources being diverted to
do so. The content of your request means that any documents that exist
would sit with the line area who has responsibility for the department’s
continued response to the coronavirus.

 

On this basis, the department is seeking an extension of 30 calendar days,
with a decision to be provided to you no later than COB 30 June 2020.

 

Next Steps

 

Could you please advise the department by COB Monday, 11 May 2020 if you
agree to the request for extension of time?

 

Kind regards

Casey

 

 

FOI Team Leader
FOI Team - FOI and Legislation Support Section

[1]cid:image003.png@01D51610.1D98D220

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [2][email address

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

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Dear Mr Johnson,

I am writing to notify you that on 1 May 2020 the Department of Health
(department) received your request for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) as follows:

“copies of IT security audits of the application if this has been done.”

 

Request for extension of time

 

The department is actively processing your request and is aiming to
finalise it as quickly as possible. However, the department is currently
experiencing an increased workload to manage and respond to the
coronavirus pandemic, with a large amount of resources being diverted to
do so. The content of your request means that any documents that exist
would sit with the line area who has responsibility for the department’s
continued response to the coronavirus.

 

On this basis, the department is seeking an extension of 30 calendar days,
with a decision to be provided to you no later than COB 30 June 2020.

 

Next Steps

 

Could you please advise the department by COB Monday, 11 May 2020 if you
agree to the request for extension of time?

 

Kind regards

Casey

 

 

FOI Team Leader
FOI Team - FOI and Legislation Support Section

[1]cid:image003.png@01D51610.1D98D220

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [2][email address

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

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Dear Mr Johnson.

 

I refer to that part of your freedom of information request (FOI) below
seeking access to:

‘copies of IT security audits of the COVIDSafe application if this has
been done.’

 

I understand that the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has received the
same FOI request from you and is processing it.

 

On the basis that DTA is processing an identical request and given that
the subject matter is more closely related to DTA’s functions, please
advise by COB Tuesday 12 May 2020 whether you agree to withdraw that part
of your FOI request made to the Department of Health.

 

If the department does not hear from you by then, we will consider your
request withdrawn.

 

Please contact the FOI Unit on (02) 6298 1666 or [1][email address] if
you have any questions.

 

Kind regards

 

François Murat

 

FOI & Legislation Support Section

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Legal & Assurane Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [3][email address

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From: Andy Johnson

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Dear FOI,

That’s ok, thank you.
Yours sincerely,

Andy Johnson

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Dear Mr Johnson

 

I refer to your email of 1 May 2020 to the Department of Health
(department) seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(Cth) (FOI Act) to the following documents:

 

“I would  also like to request copies of presentations delivered by BCG to
the Department executives / steering committees during their engagement.”

 

Your request has been transferred to the Digital Transformation Agency
(DTA) under section 16 of the FOI Act, as the subject matter of the
documents you are seeking is more closely connected with the functions of
that agency.

 

The DTA will be in contact with you in the near future about the
processing of your request. You can contact the DTA  via email at
[1][email address] should you have any enquiries about your request.

 

Kind regards

FOI Officer

 

 

FOI and Legislation Section

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Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [3][Health request email] 

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

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Dear Mr Johnson

 

I refer to your email of 1 May 2020 to the Department of Health
(department) seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(Cth) (FOI Act) to the following documents:

 

“access to the final deliverables relating to the COVIDSafe  app developed
by BCG Digital Ventures for the Department. Specifically I  mean
deliverables produced by the consulting firm including design report, 
technical documentation, and software architecture description”

 

Your request has been transferred to the Digital Transformation Agency
(DTA) under section 16 of the FOI Act, as the subject matter of the
documents you are seeking is more closely connected with the functions of
that agency.

 

The DTA will be in contact with you in the near future about the
processing of your request. You can contact the DTA  via email at
[1][email address] should you have any enquiries about your request.

 

Kind regards

FOI Officer

 

 

FOI and Legislation Section

[2]cid:image003.png@01D51610.1D98D220

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [3][Health request email] 

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

If you receive this email in error, please delete it and contact the
sender immediately.

 

 

 

 

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