privacy

Resources for the public

Your personal information is extremely valuable. As more and more of us go online to bank, shop and socialise, it’s more important than ever to protect your information.

PPIP Act

The Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act) outlines how New South Wales (NSW) public sector agencies manage personal information and the functions of the NSW Privacy Commissioner.

Privacy Laws

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) oversees two laws that promote the protection of personal and health information in New South Wales (NSW).

Memberships

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) is a member of a number of associations and forums.

How does privacy affect me?

If your information is held by the New South Wales (NSW) public sector or a health service provider, then there are laws, regulations and principles that protect your privacy rights.

Media release - Privacy Awareness Week 2012 launched in NSW (PDF, 25kb)

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) has been officially launched in NSW today by the NSW Privacy Commissioner, Dr Elizabeth Coombs and the NSW Attorney General and Minister for Justice, the Hon. Greg Smith. 

Our privacy policy

Under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988 (PPIP Act), you have the right to access your personal information held by the Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC), without excessive delay or expense.

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