Resources for public sector agencies

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

Public Interest Directions

Under section 41 of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act), the Privacy Commissioner, with the approval of the Attorney General, may make a Public Interest Direction (Direction) to waive or make changes to the requirements for a public sector agency t

Media release - Privacy Commissioner releases report on Sydney Uni security breach (PDF, 24kb)

The NSW Privacy Commissioner has found that the University of Sydney breached its obligations to protect students’ personal data during an information leak earlier this year. 

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. 


Welcome to the IPC e-learning portal which contains a number of e-learning training modules to provide training across government information access and privacy legislation.


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