The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) is a member of a number of associations and forums.
Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), formed in 1992, is the principal forum for privacy authorities in the Asia Pacific Region to form partnerships and exchange ideas about privacy regulation, new technologies and the management of privacy enquiries and complaints. There are currently around 20 member countries.
In June 2007, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) governments adopted a Recommendation on Cross-border Cooperation in the Enforcement of Laws Protecting Privacy. The recommendation called for member countries to foster the establishment of an informal network of Privacy Enforcement Authorities.
Privacy Authorities Australia
Australian privacy authorities meet regularly to promote best practice and consistency of privacy policies and laws. PAA membership includes privacy representatives from all states and territories and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
The NSW right to information/privacy practitioners network meets regularly to share information about emerging privacy issues.
The mission of the Biometrics Institute is to promote the responsible use of biometrics as an independent and impartial international forum for biometric users and other interested parties. It was founded in July 2001, responding to an industry need for an impartial forum for sharing knowledge and information about biometrics. It has offices in London and Sydney and has created a global biometrics network.