Private use of social media advice provided to employees

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to NT Department of Trade, Business and Innovation as part of a batch sent to 204 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, NT Department of Trade, Business and Innovation should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear NT Department of Business,

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

NT Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

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Sent request to NT Department of Trade, Business and Innovation again, using a new contact address.

Centralrecords DTBI, NT Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

Dear James,

Thank you for your email expressing your interest in lodging a request. If you could please note the following:

For an application to be valid and processed it must:

•specify your name and an address for correspondence
•include sufficient details to identify the information
•include proof of your identity - eg: the organisation sighting or receiving a copy of your driver licence or similar document - to find out more about proof of identity go to the Office of the Information Commissioner website
•be accompanied by the application fee (if applicable).

Please let me know if you require further information on how to pay the application fee and / or you can find further information at:

Kind regards,

Loretta Hempsall
Manager, Information Management
Strategic Services | Department of Trade, Business and Innovation | Northern Territory Government, Australia
Level 5, Charles Darwin Centre, 19 Smith Street Mall, Darwin NT 0800 | GPO Box 3200 Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 08 8999 1792 | Email: [email address] | Website:

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