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the office of the privacy commissioner is committed to:
  • educating the people of NSW about the meaning and value of privacy and assisting them protect and enhance their privacy
  • promoting the adoption of world's best practice by all holders of personal data, particularly NSW Government agencies, thereby promoting an increased level of trust in the community, especially between people and their government.

    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is part of the
    Information and Privacy Commission.
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Advancing privacy in your agency seminar
16 November 2012

Fifty-two practitioners attended our 'advancing privacy in your agency' seminar on 30 October with participants rating an overall high satisfaction of 82% with the seminar.


See the 'advancing privacy in your agency' participant manual

Our next seminar will be held on Friday, 14 December. Registrations open late November.


Guide to making Privacy Management Plans
21 September 2012

Agencies can read our guide to making Privacy Management Plans and a Privacy Management Plan assessment checklist.

The guide includes information on:
  • why an agency must have a privacy management plan
  • the information that must be included in an agency's plan
  • practical tips to developing a plan, and
  • how to use the plan to promote privacy.
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Investigation into RailCorp sale of unclaimed USB data keys released
13 June 2012

The Privacy Commissioner has released a report into RailCorp's sale of unclaimed USB data keys. Read report and media release

Investigation report on security industry licences released
4 April 2012

The Privacy Commissioner has released a report on an investigation of a Privacy Complaint concerning the issuing of security industry licences by NSW Police and Roads and Maritime Services.
Read report and media release

Roads & Maritime Services letter about releasing registration details
22 May 2012

Some motor vehicle owners may have received a letter from the RMS suggesting they contact the Privacy Commissioner for assistance about the release of their personal information to a private car park operator.

The Privacy Commissioner can only provide general information about this matter as the release of the personal information was authorised under the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 and the application of that law was endorsed by the NSW Court of Appeal. Under NSW Privacy Law, the law against disclosure of personal information is overridden by the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005.
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Last updated: 23 November 2012
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