Information and Privacy Commission NSW
The Information and Privacy Commission NSW is an independent statutory authority that administers legislation dealing with privacy and access to government held information in NSW.
As part of its ongoing work, the Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC):
- promotes and protects privacy and information access rights in NSW and provides information, advice, assistance and training, for agencies and individuals on privacy and access matters
- reviews the performance and decisions of agencies and investigates and conciliates complaints relating to public sector agencies, health service providers (both public and private) and some large organisations that deal with health information
- provides feedback about the legislation and relevant developments in the law and technology.
The IPC takes a contemporary and proactive regulatory approach. Its regulatory and business efforts are aimed at ensuring that the IPC and regulated entities operate in ways that advance information access and privacy protection for the people of NSW.
The NSW Parliamentary Committee on the Ombudsman, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission and the Crime Commission oversees the functions of the IPC.