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The Information and Privacy Commission of New South Wales, Australia is an independent statutory authority, established on January 1, 2011. Its vision is to promote transparency and accountability through better access to information, balanced with a commitment to privacy rights for the people of New South Wales.
- promoting and educating the community and agencies about people's privacy and information access rights under the legislation
- assisting government, business and the public to understand and use the legislation
- reviewing agency performance and decisions; investigation and conciliating complaints
- providing feedback about the legislation and developments in law and technology relevant to it.
The IPC brings together two functions:
- right to government information functions, in particular, oversight of the operation of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) and review of decisions made by agencies and ministers under that Act, and
- privacy functions, conferred by the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002.