Private use of social media advice provided to employees

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to ACT Federal Privacy Commission

ACT Federal Privacy Commission did not have the information requested.

From: James Smith

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Dear ACT Federal Privacy Commission,

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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Our reference: FOIREQ17/00052

 

Dear Mr Smith

 

Your Freedom of Information request

 

I refer to your request for access to documents, made under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act), received by the Office of the
Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) on 8 August 2017.

 

You addressed your request to the ACT Privacy Commissioner and sought
access 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.

 

You limited the scope of your request 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

 

Background

 

Under an arrangement between the ACT Government and the Australian
government, the Australian Information Commissioner exercises some of the
functions of the ACT Information Privacy Commissioner. These
responsibilities include handling privacy complaints about ACT public
sector agencies.

 

If we hold any information within the scope of your request, it is likely
to be limited to a specific privacy complaint made by an individual about
an ACT public sector agency, or an enquiry to the OAIC's enquiries line.
It is unlikely we will know whether matters were referred to a HR, conduct
or social media team (rather than managers across all areas of the
agency).

 

I cannot confirm at this stage whether we hold any information within the
scope of your request.

 

Timeframes for dealing with your request

 

Section 15 of the FOI Act requires this office to process your request no
later than 30 days after the day we receive it.

 

We received your request on 8 August 2017 and therefore must process it by
Thursday 7 September 2017.

 

Section 15(6) of the FOI Act allows us a further 30 days when we need to
consult with third parties about certain information, such as business
documents or documents affecting their personal privacy. We will advise
you if this is necessary.

 

Disclosure Log

 

Documents released under the FOI Act may be published online on our
disclosure log, unless they contain personal or business information that
it would be unreasonable to publish.

 

If you would like to discuss this matter please contact me on (02) 9284
9802 during business hours or by email at [1][email address].

 

Regards

 

 

Raewyn Harlock | Director (A/g) | FOI Dispute Resolution

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 SYDNEY NSW 2001 | [2]www.oaic.gov.au

Phone:  +61 2 9284 9802 | Email: [3][email address]

 

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Dear Mr Smith

 

A decision in response to the freedom of information request you made on 8
August 2017 is attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gillian Cameron | Review and Investigation Officer | FOI Dispute
Resolution

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 SYDNEY NSW 2001 | [1]www.oaic.gov.au

Phone:  +61 2 9284 9883 | Email: [2][email address]

 

Protecting information rights – advancing information policy

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