Legislative Council: Tuesday, July 05, 2022


Facial Recognition Technology

The Hon. S.G. WADE (15:19): Supplementary: could I also ask the minister whether the relevant police operating instructions, which I think are called police general orders, highlight the relevance of the information privacy principles or whether individual police officers are meant to make themselves aware of a DPC circular?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:19): I think the principles that apply to these sorts of circulars for public sector agencies and instrumentalities are not always reflected in individual agencies needing to inform their employees of those. I am not sure whether it appears—and I think the member is right—in police general orders or not, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't apply to that agency.