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Managing corruption risks: unauthorised use of confidential information

Queensland's public sector agencies handle a variety of sensitive and confidential information.  What may seem a simple "peek" by a public servant at someone else's personal data is not only an invasion of privacy, it's potentially a criminal offence and grounds for investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Members of the public have every right to expect that their private information is not being accessed by or disclosed to anyone who does not have a legitimate reason to use it.

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Confidential information: unauthorised access, disclosure and the risks of corruption in the Queensland public sector

This paper contains examples of inappropriate access or use of confidential information, risks of improperly using confidential information, case studies and findings of the CCC's audit into how agencies handle misuse of confidential information.

How to respond to a confidential information incident in your agency: A six-step guide for managers and supervisors

This document is a practical guide to help public sector managers and supervisors respond effectively to any confidential information incident in their agency. It provides the necessary legal framework, key steps and supporting resources.

Last updated: 01 December 2016

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