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NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has commenced operation

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) was established on 1 January, 2014 and consolidates the work of 22 NSW tribunals into a new one stop shop for specialist tribunal services.

Human Research Ethics Comittees Reports

Under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act), Human Research Ethics Committees are required to provide a report on their proposals to the NSW Privacy Commissioner.

Youth on track - public interest directions

The NSW Privacy Commissioner has made public interest directions in relation to the Youth on Track program.

Youth on Track is a trial strategy for reducing juvenile offending through improved case management and early intervention.

Information Commissioner appointed

New South Wales’ new Information Commissioner has been appointed and will commence in the role next month, Attorney General Greg Smith announced today.

IPC annual report

The IPC's annual report for 2012 – 2013 has been tabled in Parliament.

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.

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