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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Information and Privacy Commission in NSW operative from 1 January.

The Information and Privacy Commission in NSW is formally up and running from 1 January, bringing together the existing Office of the Information Commissioner and Privacy New South Wales (media release).

Here is an earlier post on the legislation that Parliament passed in September. 

  • establishes formal consultation arrangements between the information and privacy commissioners, 
  • broadens existing oversight of the Information Commissioner by a parliamentary committee to the Privacy Commissioner, 
  • brings procedures for the appointment and dismissal of the Privacy Commissioner in line with those relating to the Information Commissioner,
  •  addresses a previous oversight in the GIPA act that meant there were two different schemes for applications to amend personal information, and
  •  creates an advisory committee to both commissioners.


  1. Anonymous12:34 pm

    Tnx for the update.

  2. Anonymous2:54 pm

    Tweet just received from OIC:

    OIC_nsw: The Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) has been launched, bringing together the OIC and Privacy NSW: