Information and Data – Challenges for Government


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Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).

Now more than ever data and personal information holdings are high value assets which have intrinsic and extrinsic value as tools to drive efficiencies in a number of ways including through more targeted and focused service offering and service delivery.

This presents a number of challenges and issues for entities, including public sector organisations, that hold and use data and personal information to perform their functions and deliver services to the community, especially as governments move to digital platforms and digitisation for service delivery.

The key issue for public sector organisations is to ensure that the use of data and personal information in this manner and that the march towards digitalisation are consistent and comply with relevant regulatory requirements.  In the immediate and long term, this means public sector organisations must take a range of actions, including continual compliance monitoring, pursuing legislative amendment, undertaking community consultation and developing trust in the use of data and personal information, and developing information governance arrangements.

This course will discuss the key legal and reputational barriers and risks for public sector entities, and highlight and identify solutions and steps to take in dealing with these issues and moving towards digitalisation. The course will also discuss emerging issues and developments, including what's next for the Productivity Commission's review of Data Access and Availability.

Who should attend our Information and Data workshop?

  • Public sector information officers
  • Public sector policy officers working in the information policy area.
What we'll cover
  • An overview of the key concepts in this area including "big data", "data analytics" the "internet of things" or "synthetic data" and "digitisation"
  • The key legal risks and challenges in the use of data and personal information for these purposes including:
  • Use and disclosure restrictions including those concerning information privacy obligations arising under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld)
  • Sharing data and personal information and restrictions under statutory confidentiality provisions
  • Data ownership, licences and rights including key issues should a data right be established
  • Practical solutions and steps to deal with and manage the legal risks and challenges
  • Designing effective data governance structures.
What you'll learn
  • Key concepts and jargon
  • What are the key legal issues and challenges for public sector organisations in using data and personal information in the "digital age"
  • Steps and processes for dealing with these legal issues and challenges
  • Emerging issues, including a discussion of the emerging issue of data rights under the Productivity Commission's report on Data Availability and Use.
Event Details
6 June
8.45am for 9.00am - 12.45pm
$750 per person
$675 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$637 per person if in a group of three or more
Clayton Utz Brisbane
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]

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What our clients say about our Information and Data - Challenges for Government workshop

"My comments do not reflect the excellent quality of this workshop or Eleanor.  I work extensively in this area so I'm quite familiar with all of the material.  I found it useful, stimulating and very enjoyable.  Eleanor is great."

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Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.