IPC Privacy Management Plan

IPC Privacy Management Plan (under review)

Resources for the private sector

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Fact Sheet


Resources for public sector agencies

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

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.


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).


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. 


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