There are a couple of things I seek clarity on: I am concerned that if the results of the check disclose private information on an individual which that person might like to remain private that information could be come public through the third party applicant. (In NSW and Victoria intersex are allowed to change their birth certificates if they can produce evidence they are intersex.
” Why does a girl need contraception to be someone?
Why does a girl need access to artificial hormones to do anything?
This must be an express consent, and reliance cannot be made on simply informing the person that a check will be done.
This means that a person is aware of, and must consent to, the check before it is conducted.
This falls a little short of our hope that the information would be presented to the individual first so that they can then decide if they want to proceed with it being passed on further.
I understand that an individual could apply to find out what kinds of information are held on them under the Information Privacy Act. Our sensitivity on this issue stems from the hugely prejudicial view held by many people against those who seem to have changed sex or who have unusual sex anatomies such as intersex.
The Office also reviews specific agency decisions under these laws regarding access and amendment applications, deals with privacy complaints and makes certain decisions, including whether an agency’s privacy obligations can be waived or modified in the public interest.
That Office can be contacted on – telephone: 07 3234 7373 fax: 07 3005 7150 email: [email protected] postal address Office of the Information Commissioner PO Box 10143 Adelaide Street BRISBANE QLD 4000 I trust this information is of assistance.
Regards Greg Denning A/Manager Information Management Branch Queensland Police Service Dear Greg Thanks for the clarification.
I feel assured that the person to whom the check applies has to be fully cognizant of the kind of information that is being disclosed and where that information will end up.
As previously mentioned, any criminal history or Police Certificate provided by the QPS does not contain reference to the sex of the person.