Digital Drivers License system design and privacy

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, VicRoads should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear VicRoads,

Please provide the following documents related to the Digital Drivers License currently being rolled out in Victoria:

- Overviews of the system's operation
- Descriptions of the major components
- Specifications for how the components will communicate
- Information related to the international standards it conforms to, including optional extensions to them and restrictions of their use
- Privacy assessments of the system and its components
- Correspondence related to selective disclosure of identity

Yours faithfully,

Mark Nottingham

Transport FOI Requests (DTP),

Good afternoon,

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 requires all applicants to pay an application fee of $31.80. Payment can be made online via online.foi.vic.gov.au and selecting "Department of Transport" as the agency.

Payment may be waived or reduced if it would cause financial hardship to the applicant. Evidence in support of a claim of hardship would include a copy of a Pension Card or Health Care Card. This can be mailed or emailed through to our office at [email address].

To avoid any further delays clear indication of the documents sought to be provided.

Your request will be processed upon receipt of the above information. Until such time, your request is considered invalid and will not be processed.

Should you have any queries regarding this matter, please feel free to contact this unit on 9854 1982 or by email at [email address].

Regards,
Kristian

Privacy and Information Access Officer
E [email address]
W dtp.vic.gov.au

DISCLAIMER
The following conditions apply to this communication and any attachments: the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) reserves all of its copyright; the information is intended for the addressees only and may be confidential and/or privileged - it must not be passed on by any other recipients; any expressed opinions are those of the sender and not necessarily DTP; DTP accepts no liability for any consequences arising from the recipient's use of this means of communication and/or the information contained in and/or attached to this communication. If this communication has been received in error, please contact the person who sent this communication and delete all copies. Any personal or sensitive information in this email and attachments must be handled in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

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From: Mark Nottingham <[FOI #11264 email]>
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2024 9:27:13 PM
To: FOIStaff
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Freedom of Information request - Digital Drivers License system design and privacy

Dear VicRoads,

Please provide the following documents related to the Digital Drivers License currently being rolled out in Victoria:

- Overviews of the system's operation
- Descriptions of the major components
- Specifications for how the components will communicate
- Information related to the international standards it conforms to, including optional extensions to them and restrictions of their use
- Privacy assessments of the system and its components
- Correspondence related to selective disclosure of identity

Yours faithfully,

Mark Nottingham

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Dear Transport FOI Requests (DTP),

There appears to be an error on the web site you list; it is refusing my registration, and I see no payment option. Are there other ways to pay the fee?

Yours sincerely,

Mark Nottingham

Transport FOI Requests (DTP),

Hi Mark,

The web portal is owned and managed by the Department of Justice and Community Safety. They have not advised us of any issues.

Also, applicants are still submitting FOI requests through the portal, and they are coming through.

If you are still experiencing issues, please let me now and I can provide you with BSB and Account details for DTP so you can make a payment.

Regards,
Kristian

Privacy and Information Access Officer
E [email address]
W dtp.vic.gov.au

DISCLAIMER
The following conditions apply to this communication and any attachments: the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) reserves all of its copyright; the information is intended for the addressees only and may be confidential and/or privileged - it must not be passed on by any other recipients; any expressed opinions are those of the sender and not necessarily DTP; DTP accepts no liability for any consequences arising from the recipient's use of this means of communication and/or the information contained in and/or attached to this communication. If this communication has been received in error, please contact the person who sent this communication and delete all copies. Any personal or sensitive information in this email and attachments must be handled in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

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Dear Transport FOI Requests (DTP),

I still don't seen an option to pay in the portal, so yes, please do send details.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Nottingham

Transport FOI Requests (DTP),

Hi Mark,

On this occasion we will waive the application fee.

We are currently looking into your request, and we will respond shortly.

Regards,
Kristian

Privacy and Information Access Officer
E [email address]
W dtp.vic.gov.au

DISCLAIMER
The following conditions apply to this communication and any attachments: the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) reserves all of its copyright; the information is intended for the addressees only and may be confidential and/or privileged - it must not be passed on by any other recipients; any expressed opinions are those of the sender and not necessarily DTP; DTP accepts no liability for any consequences arising from the recipient's use of this means of communication and/or the information contained in and/or attached to this communication. If this communication has been received in error, please contact the person who sent this communication and delete all copies. Any personal or sensitive information in this email and attachments must be handled in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

________________________________________
From: Mark Nottingham <[FOI #11264 email]>
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2024 9:27:13 PM
To: FOIStaff
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Freedom of Information request - Digital Drivers License system design and privacy

Dear VicRoads,

Please provide the following documents related to the Digital Drivers License currently being rolled out in Victoria:

- Overviews of the system's operation
- Descriptions of the major components
- Specifications for how the components will communicate
- Information related to the international standards it conforms to, including optional extensions to them and restrictions of their use
- Privacy assessments of the system and its components
- Correspondence related to selective disclosure of identity

Yours faithfully,

Mark Nottingham

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #11264 email]

Is [VicRoads request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information requests to VicRoads? If so, please contact us using this form:
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This request has been made by an individual using Right to Know. This message and any reply that you make will be published on the internet. More information on how Right to Know works can be found at:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www....

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will be delayed.

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Transport FOI Requests (DTP),

 

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5/04/2024

Our Ref: CS014574a

Mark Nottingham

By email: [2][FOI #11264 email]

Dear Mark,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – Acknowledgement

I refer to your request received by Department of Transport and Planning
on 25/04/2024, in which you sought access to documents under the Freedom
of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

Specifically, you advised you are seeking access in relation to the
following:
 

o Please provide the following documents related to the Digital Drivers
License currently being rolled out in Victoria:

- Overviews of the system's operation
- Descriptions of the major components
- Specifications for how the components will communicate
- Information related to the international standards it conforms to,
including optional extensions to them and restrictions of their use
- Privacy assessments of the system and its components
- Correspondence related to selective disclosure of identity

Valid request

Your fee waiver request has been acknowledged and $31.80 has been waived
in this instance.

Your request is valid, and we are processing it. We have 30 days from the
date we validated your request to provide you with a decision. As such,
the due date for us to make a decision on your request is 25/05/2024.

Extension of time

We may need to extend the due date if we need to consult with third
parties. Consultation is required if the document you requested contain
information relating to third parties. If we extend the time, we will
notify you and advise you of why it has been extended and by how long.

We may also request your agreement for an extension of time, if we are
unable to provide you with a decision on time.

Third Party Personal Information

To speed up the process, please let us know whether you agree not to seek
names, phone numbers, email addresses or any type of personal information
of other people contained in the documents relevant to your request. As
such, any personal information can be marked as 'Not Relevant' in the
documents we review.

Additionally, if you are seeking documents containing your personal
information, and if not already provided, please reply to this email with
a copy of documents that could verify your identity, for example, your
driver’s licence.

More information

Should you have any queries regarding this matter, please feel free to
contact us by email at [3][email address].

Yours sincerely

FOI Coordinator
Privacy and Information Access
DTP Legal | Department of Transport and Planning   

1 Spring Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
[4][email address]
[5]dtp.vic.gov.au
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Transport FOI Requests (DTP),

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Dear Mr Nottingham

 

Please find attached correspondence concerning your FOI request.

 

kind regards

Andrew

 

Andrew Weston
Manager, Privacy and Information Access 
DTP Legal
Department of Transport and Planning 

 
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The following conditions apply to this communication and any attachments:
the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) reserves all of its
copyright; the information is intended for the addressees only and may be
confidential and/or privileged - it must not be passed on by any other
recipients; any expressed opinions are those of the sender and not
necessarily DTP; DTP accepts no liability for any consequences arising
from the recipient's use of this means of communication and/or the
information contained in and/or attached to this communication. If this
communication has been received in error, please contact the person who
sent this communication and delete all copies.

 

 

 

Mark Nottingham

Dear Transport FOI Requests (DTP),

Thank you for your response. I would like to revise my request to specify any Privacy Impact Assessments related to the Digital Drivers License.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Nottingham

Transport FOI Requests (DTP),

Dear Mr Nottingham

 

Thank you for your email. I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your
request, which seeks:

 

"Any Privacy Impact Assessments related to the Digital Drivers License."

 

Under section 21(1) of the FOI Act, the Department must take all
reasonable steps to notify an applicant of a decision on a request no
later than 30 days after the day on which a valid request was received. A
decision on your request is due to you by 31 May 2024.

 

Please note that the due date may be extended if clarification of your
request is needed, or if consultation with third parties is required under
sections 29, 29A, 31, 31A, 33, 34 or 35 of the FOI Act. We may also
request your agreement for an extension of time if we are unable to
provide you with a decision on time.

 

Please feel free to contact us at [1][email address], quoting the
reference number above, if you have any queries about your request. 

 

kind regards

Andrew

 

Andrew Weston
Manager, Privacy and Information Access 
DTP Legal
Department of Transport and Planning 

 
DISCLAIMER
The following conditions apply to this communication and any attachments:
the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) reserves all of its
copyright; the information is intended for the addressees only and may be
confidential and/or privileged - it must not be passed on by any other
recipients; any expressed opinions are those of the sender and not
necessarily DTP; DTP accepts no liability for any consequences arising
from the recipient's use of this means of communication and/or the
information contained in and/or attached to this communication. If this
communication has been received in error, please contact the person who
sent this communication and delete all copies.

 

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Transport FOI Requests (DTP),

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Dear Mark,

 

Our records indicate that your FOI request is due on 31 May 2024.

 

Please see attached a letter seeking an extension of up to 30 days in
which to finalise your request.

 

Apologies for the delays.

 

Regards,

 

Gavin Mak

FOI and Privacy Officer

Privacy and Information Access

PO Box 4724 Melbourne Victoria 3001

[1]Department of Transport and Planning

Disclaimer

The following conditions apply to this communication and any attachments:
the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) reserves all of its
copyright; the information is intended for the addressees only and may be
confidential and/or privileged - it must not be passed on by any other
recipients; any expressed opinions are those of the sender and not
necessarily DTP; DTP accepts no liability for any consequences arising
from the recipient's use of this means of communication and/or the
information contained in and/or attached to this communication. If this
communication has been received in error, please contact the person who
sent this communication and delete all copies. Any personal or sensitive
information in this email and attachments must be handled in accordance
with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).

 

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Mark Nottingham

Gavin,

No worries - I agree.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Nottingham