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Disclosure log

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) gives individuals a legally enforceable right of access to government documents, subject to specific exemptions.

Exemptions include:

  • personal information about any person if publication of that information would be ‘unreasonable'
  • information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication of that information would be ‘unreasonable’
  • other information, covered by a determination made by the Australian Information Commissioner, if publication of that information would be 'unreasonable', and
  • any information if it is not reasonably practicable to publish the information because of the extent of modifications that would need to be made to delete the information listed in the above points.

The eSafety Commissioner’s work in relation to offensive or illegal content under Schedule 5 and 7 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 is also a specific exemption in the FOI Act.

Our disclosure log lists the information we have released in response to Freedom of Information access requests

We will publish documents in the disclosure log for 12 months.
 

LOG 9:

Documents in relation to eSafety’s notifications, internal guidelines and policy documents relating to the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019 (Cth)
 

Date information listed in disclosure log

18 November 2019

Summary of FOI request received by eSafety

The applicant sought copies of any responses received by eSafety to notifications under the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019 (Cth) and any internal guidelines or policy documents outlining how eSafety would implement the law.

Description of information released under this disclosure log (and whether released in full or part)

2 documents were released in part and 1 was exempted.

Exemptions were made under sections 47E and 47F of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

Information that was irrelevant to the scope of the request was redacted under section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

Links to documents

 

Date when the documents will be deleted from this website

12 months after publication.

Other information

There is no other information.

 

LOG 8:

Documents in relation to eSafety’s role in and view of website blocking or online content blocking after the Christchurch mosque shooting.

 

Date information listed in disclosure log

13/9/2019 updated 1/11/2019

Summary of FOI request received by eSafety

Documents prepared after Friday, March 15, 2019 relating to the Office’s role in and view of website blocking or online content blocking after the Christchurch mosque shooting.

Description of information released under this disclosure log (and whether released in full or part)

21 documents were released in part and four were exempted.

Exemptions were made under sections 7(2), 37, 47E, 47F and 47G of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

Information that was irrelevant to the scope of the request was redacted under section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

Links to documents

 

Date when the documents will be deleted from this website

12 months after publication.

Other information

There is no other information.

 

LOG 7:

Documents in relation to powers granted by the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019.
 

Date information listed in disclosure log

13/9/2019

Summary of FOI request received by eSafety

The applicant sought documents created between 1 January 2019 and 11 July 2019 discussing how eSafety will implement or carry out the powers granted by the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019..

Description of information released under this disclosure log (and whether released in full or part)

Six documents were released in part, and two documents were exempted.

Exemptions were made under sections 7(2), 47E, 47F and 47G of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

Information that was irrelevant to the scope of the request was redacted under section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

Links to documents

 

Date when the documents will be deleted from this website

12 months after publication.

Other information

There is no other information.

 

LOG 6:

Documents detailing notices under the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019.
 

Date information listed in disclosure log

13/9/2019

Summary of FOI request received by eSafety

The applicant sought documents dated between 5 April 2019 and 11 July 2019 that detail any notices issued by eSafety to internet service providers, content service providers or hosting service providers under the powers granted by the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019.

Description of information released under this disclosure log (and whether released in full or part)

Four documents were released in part.

Exemptions were made under sections 7(2), 47F and 47G of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

Information that was irrelevant to the scope of the request was redacted under section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

Links to documents

 

Date when the documents will be deleted from this website

12 months after publication.

Other information

There is no other information.

 

LOG 5:

Documents in relation to regulatory actions undertaken by eSafety to prevent or reduce harm being done to children and adults by pornographic material on the internet
 

Date information listed in disclosure log

1/8/2018

Summary of FOI request received by eSafety

The applicant sought documents in relation to regulatory actions undertaken by eSafety to prevent or reduce harm being done to children and adults by pornographic material on the internet. The applicant also sought information on the use of the Commissioner’s powers under schedule 5 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth).

Description of information released under this disclosure log (and whether released in full or part)

The applicant was referred to the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 (Cth), the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth), specific pages to eSafety's website, as well as the Internet Industry Codes of Practice — Internet and Mobile Content. 

Other documents were exempt under section 7(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth). 

Links to documents

Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 (Cth),
Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth),
Internet Industry Codes of Practice — Internet and Mobile Content,
eSafety webpage Offensive and illegal content reporting,
eSafety webpage eSafetyWomen.

Date when the documents will be deleted from this website

12 months after publication.

Other information

There is no other information.

 

LOG 4:

Documents in relation to cyberbullying complaints data and high level audits, reports, ministerials and briefings
 

Date information listed in disclosure log

1/8/2018

Summary of FOI request received by eSafety

The applicant sought documents since 1 January 2017 relating to eSafety's cyberbullying complaints data, high level internal audits and reports relating to eSafety's progress towards its regulatory functions, and high level ministerials and briefings to the portfolio Minister or the Office of the Prime Minister.

Description of information released under this disclosure log (and whether released in full or part)

15 documents were released in full and three documents were released in part to the applicant.

A number of documents were exempted under sections 34(1)(a), 47C, 47(E)(d), 47E and under Schedule 2, Part II, Division 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth). 
Information that was irrelevant to the scope of the request was redacted under section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Links to documents

 

Date when the documents will be deleted from this website

12 months after publication.

Other information

There is no other information.

 

LOG 3:

Documents in relation to quick exit button on website
 

Date information listed in disclosure log

2/7/2018

Summary of FOI request received by eSafety

The applicant sought documents relating to user experience, user interaction and technical research regarding the ‘quick exit’ button on eSafety website.

Description of information released under this disclosure log (and whether released in full or part)

23 documents were released in full to the applicant. Information that was irrelevant to the scope of the request was redacted under section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Links to documents

 

Date when the documents will be deleted from this website

12 months after publication.

Other information

There is no other information.