CrimTrac nominated for Privacy Commission Award
Minister for Home Affairs Hon Brendan O’Connor media release, 8 October 2009
The Minister for Home Affairs Mr Brendan O’Connor today congratulated CrimTrac, the agency responsible for developing information sharing solutions for law enforcement agencies, for securing a place as a finalist in the Australian Privacy Awards 2009.
The CrimTrac Audit Log Integration Facility (CALIF), a national IT-based auditing system, designed to protect the integrity and authenticity of data held on CrimTrac’s law enforcement systems, has been nominated by the Privacy Commission in the Symantec Government category for implementing innovative technology to ensure the strictest information security and privacy standards.
The Minister for Home Affairs Mr Brendan O’Connor said the system ensured the accountability, security and privacy of police information.
“As the agency responsible for developing information sharing solutions for law enforcement agencies across Australia, CrimTrac delivers and maintains national police information services; advanced national police investigation tools; and national criminal history checks for accredited agencies.
“To provide accountability, security and to ensure the privacy of the information entrusted to CrimTrac, the agency has developed an accountable, independent audit solution.
“Once complete, CALIF will store and manage in excess of one billion online audit records, equating to more than 15,000 gigabytes of data,” Mr O’Connor said.
The Australian Privacy Awards 2009 are designed to recognise and reward organisations for exemplary privacy practices.
This year’s winner of the Symantec Government category and the Grand Award winner - the most outstanding entrant selected from any of the categories - will be announced at a Gala Presentation Dinner in Sydney on 12 November 2009.