Thursday 18, March 2021                                                                            House of Assembly                                                                                                    Page 4733  

The Hon. G.G. BROCK (Frome) (14:53): Supplementary: thank you, Attorney, for that information about the QR codes. Can you advise the house what happens to the handwritten ones in each location where they don’t use QR codes? 

The Hon. V.A. CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Premier, Attorney-General, Minister for Planning and Local Government) (14:54): They are still available as an option to record the admission of someone into a premises and to some events. In fact, I am trying to think of where it was just recently where I went to pull out my phone to use the QR code and they said, ‘We don’t have that available. You will have to sign manually.’ In some premises it seems that is the only available way of recording it. Again, my understanding is that that information has a deletion date requirement on it and has to be disposed of. 

I think it was the member for Florey who previously inquired as to whether any concern had been raised—I paraphrase this—about the utilisation of data. I made that inquiry. It appears not to be the case. There has been nobody prosecuted as to any use or abuse of that information. I am happy to make that further inquiry as to anything that has occurred in the last few days, but my understanding is that that is subject to the same storage disposal and quarantine—that is, the protection of that data—as it is electronically.