Private use of social media advice provided to employees

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Bureau of Statistics

The request was refused by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

From: James Smith

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Dear Australian Bureau of Statistics,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I request documents related to the ten most recent instances where an employee has sought information, advice, guidance, or opinion on their social media use in a private capacity.

I limit the scope of documents to:
- the original request from the employee
- the agency/department's response
- any follow-up questions and response
- only those sent to a relevant HR / conduct / social media (or similar) team (rather than managers across all areas of the organisation)
- where the original request was created in the last 2 years

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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Dear Mr Smith

I refer to your application in which you seek access to documents under
the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (ABS reference FOI 201718/06)
regarding:

o Documents related to the ten most recent instances where an employee
has sought information, advice, guidance, or opinion on their social
media use in a private capacity.
o  Limiting the scope of documents to:
- the original request from the employee;
- the agency/department's response;
- any follow-up questions and response;
- only those sent to a relevant HR / conduct / social media (or
similar) team (rather than managers across all areas of the
organisation); and
- where the original request was created in the last 2 years.

Your request was received by the ABS on the 8 August 2017 and the 30 days
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date. If
this request will take longer than 30 days to process, we will contact you
to negotiate an extension of time.

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable.

Kind Regards

FOI Contact Officer 

Australian Bureau of Statistics 

(P) (02) 6252 7203 

(E) [1][ABS request email]   (W)  [2]www.abs.gov.au

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal
information that you provide to us.

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Dear Australian Bureau of Statistics,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I request documents related to the ten most recent instances where an
employee has sought information, advice, guidance, or opinion on their
social media use in a private capacity.

I limit the scope of documents to:
- the original request from the employee
- the agency/department's response
- any follow-up questions and response
- only those sent to a relevant HR / conduct / social media (or similar)
team (rather than managers across all areas of the organisation)
- where the original request was created in the last 2 years

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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From: Danielle Gillett
Australian Bureau of Statistics


Attachment FOI 201718 06 Practical Refusal Letter.pdf
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Dear Mr Smith

In response to your FOI request received on 8 August 2017, I wish to
advise you that I consider a practical refusal reason exists under section
24AA of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

I have set out my reasons in the attached letter.

(See attached file: FOI 201718-06 - Practical Refusal Letter.pdf)

Should you have any questions regarding this please feel free to contact
the ABS FOI Contact Officer on: 02 6252 7203 or email:
[1][ABS request email]

Kind Regards

FOI Contact Officer 

Australian Bureau of Statistics 

(P) (02) 6252 7203 

(E) [2][ABS request email]   (W)  [3]www.abs.gov.au

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal
information that you provide to us.

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Note 1: Mostly I classify a response like this one to say "clarification requested" because the agency has told the applicant that some more information (or money!) is needed before the request will be processed. This time, I have put the response in the category of "refused" because it is more than 1 year since the agency responded and the applicant has not made a follow-up. This does not mean that the agency will refuse the request when an application is made in the correct (required).

Note 2: Although an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1983 of the Commonwealth of Australia does not require an application fee, this is not the case with applications in the states and territories of Australia. Then an applicant must usually pay a fee, or the request is not valid. Also, the Commonwealth agencies might demand payment of a fee to cover extra processing costs. If the fee is not paid, the request will not be processed.

Note 2: It can be a problem when an applicant sends out a very large bulk request. Although it is convenient for the applicant, very often the application will not be valid. This is usually the fact when an applicant uses Right to Know to apply to an agency of a state or territory; see Note 2. When so many responses are received it is inconvenient to work out how to continue ... or even to classify the responses and often an applicant does not classify the responses so they create a backlog of unclassified responses on Right to Know.

Note 4: For this application, the real status is "deemed to be withdrawn" under section 24AB(2)(e) of the FOI Act 1983: Failure to respond to request to limit the scope of the application.

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