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Warsaw privacy declaration

NSW Privacy Commissioner Dr Elizabeth Coombs attended the 35th Annual Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Poland last month, where delegates met to discuss issues under the theme 'Privacy: a compass in a turbulent world'.

Privacy survey released

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has launched the 2013 Community Attitudes to Privacy survey results.

The survey is a longitudinal survey of privacy attitudes and awareness in the Australian community. 

Transborder Disclosures - Privacy Code of Practice

The Privacy Commissioner has commenced consultation with NSW public sector agencies regarding a draft Privacy Code of Practice dealing with transborder disclosures of personal information under section 19(4) of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

Commissioner urges public debate

NSW Privacy Commissioner, Dr Elizabeth Coombs has stressed the importance of public debate around privacy issues and encouraged NSW public sector agencies to ensure they maintain good privacy practices.

Acting Information Commissioner appointed

Kathrina Lo has been appointed Acting Information Commissioner and will take up her duties from 8 July.

Ms Lo will fill this role while the government makes a longer-term appointment to the position.

Commitment to diversity

We have released three new action plans that represent our commitment to promoting and safeguarding the information access and privacy rights of the entire NSW community.

Transitional arrangements for Information Commissioner role

Information Commissioner Deirdre O’Donnell has announced the transitional arrangements for her role from 24 May 2013.

Australia to join Open Government Partnership

The IPC has welcomed today's announcement by the Commonwealth Attorney-General that Australia will join the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

Regulation for council use of CCTV

Local councils in NSW have been granted an exemption to use CCTV cameras in public places. A Regulation under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act) was proclaimed today.


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