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Two of the federal government’s largest departments have been discovered to have damaged freedom of data legislation inside a month of one another, prompting the watchdog to demand pressing explanations and reforms from each, paperwork present.
The Workplace of the Australian Data Commissioner (OAIC) final month discovered the Division of International Affairs and Commerce breached the legislation by dragging out and ultimately refusing a request by lawyer and FoI specialist Peter Timmins, paperwork seen by Guardian Australia present.