Resources for public sector agencies

The information here specifically relates to public sector agencies and their responsibilities under NSW privacy laws.

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) has developed a number of resources to assist agencies in complying with their duties under the laws.

Fact sheet

Summary

Privacy Settings

When using social media it is crucial to remain vigilant and regularly check your privacy settings to keep your information safe.

Reasonably Ascertainable Identity 

This fact sheet offers interpretation and guidance on the meaning of ’reasonably ascertainable identity’ as well as practical tips to help users determine if an individuals identity can be ‘reasonably ascertained’.

Local councils' use of Closed Circuit TV (CCTV)

Local councils in New South Wales have an exemption from provisions under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act) to use CCTV cameras in public places.

Health privacy principles (HPPs)

The 15 Health Privacy Principles (HPPs) are the key to the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act).

Identification (ID) scanning

Did you know there are both state and Commonwealth privacy laws that may apply when someone scans your ID? 

Information protection principles (IPPs)

The 12 Information Protection Principles (IPPs) are your key to the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act).

Mobile apps – know the risks

Privacy should be a top priority in the creative process. This checklist has been designed to provide agencies with information about the privacy implications of developing mobile apps.

Understanding your privacy obligations – for public sector staff

Under New South Wales privacy laws, public sector agencies and staff in New South Wales are responsible for protecting the privacy of personal information they collect

Privacy Impact Assessments: An Overview

The PIA Fact Sheet is a quick reference guide to Privacy Impact Assessments and the basic steps of conducting a PIA.

Guide

Summary

Privacy Governance Framework

Online privacy tool for NSW public sector agencies.

A Guide to Making Privacy Management Plans

Contains details on the requirements of a plan and helpful questions that public sector agencies can consider when writing one.

Privacy and people with decision-making disabilities

This guide is primarily intended to be used by NSW public sector agencies that handle personal information about adults with decision-making disabilities.

The Privacy Commissioner's Oversight role in internal reviews of privacy complaints

In this guidance document, the Privacy Commissioner's oversight role in internal reviews of privacy complaints is outlined.

Privacy Impact Assessment Guide

This guidance document outlines the benefits of undertaking a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and the basic steps of conducting a PIA.

Public Interest Directions Guide

This document provides a guide for NSW public sector agencies seeking a Public Interest Direction (PID).

Statutory guideline Summary
Statutory Guidelines on Research - section 27B
Guidance: Consent  Privacy laws in NSW sometimes require that an individual’s consent is needed for an activity to occur. This Fact Sheet offers a checklist and guidance on the meaning of ‘consent’ for use and disclosure of personal or health information.
Guidance: Transborder Disclosure Principle – the new section 19(2) These guidelines and the accompanying checklist are designed to be used by NSW public sector agencies that intend to disclose personal information to a recipient outside of NSW jurisdiction. 
NSW Genetic Health Guidelines These guidelines accompany the amendments to the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act) made in early 2012.
Use or disclosure of health information for the management of health services (PDF, 283) Legally binding documents that define the scope of particular exemptions in the HPPs. 
Use or disclosure of health information for training purposes (PDF, 171) Legally binding documents that define the scope of particular exemptions in the HPPs. 
Use or disclosure of health information for research purposes See appendix C for HREC report form -Webform/Word version Legally binding documents that define the scope of particular exemptions in the HPPs. 
Use or disclosure of information from a third party (PDF, 294) Legally binding documents that define the scope of particular exemptions in the HPPs. 

Survey

Summary

Attitudes of the NSW Community to Privacy 2017

Issued by the Commissioner

 

Protocol

Summary

Protocol on the preparation and assessment of Privacy Codes of Practice under the PPIP Act and HRIP Act

Issued by the Commissioner

Privacy protocol for handling complaints

Issued by the Commissioner

Form

Summary

Report – Health Research Ethics Committee

Compliance with statutory guidelines on research under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act).

Privacy complaint - internal review

Generic form for the use of agencies and the public to request and internal review in relation to a privacy complaint.

Checklist

Summary

Privacy compliance

A comprehensive checklist to assist NSW public sector agency staff to comply with NSW privacy laws.

The privacy management plan assessment checklist

A helpful tool public sector agencies can use to assess existing or draft privacy management plans.

Privacy internal review

Internal review checklist for respondent agency.

Identifying privacy issues

During preparation of any proposal, a positive answer to any of the following questions will suggest early consultation your Privacy Contact Officer.

Checklist for public sector staff: responding to a request to access health information

Under Schedule 1 Health Privacy Principle 7 of the NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act), individuals have a right to access health information about themselves

Handbook Summary
Handbook to Health Privacy This handbook is for individuals and organisations covered by the HRIP Act. 

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