NSW 2017 Community Attitudes Towards Privacy Report

The NSW Acting Privacy Commissioner, Dr Elizabeth Coombs, today released a summary report of a survey of attitudes of the NSW community towards privacy.

Media Reports concerning The Cosmetic Institute

Over the weekend there were reports in the media that the website of The Cosmetic Institute displayed images as well as the personal and health information of patients.  The A/Privacy Commissioner is in the process of following up these allegations.

Health privacy: where does the balance lie?

Prompted by the questions raised in Adam Tanner’s book ‘Our Bodies, Our Data’, the A/NSW Privacy Commissioner, Dr Elizabeth Coombs, is hosting a debate on health privacy as part of the ‘Privacy Matters’ forum series, held during Privacy Awareness Month.

Week five wraps up Privacy Awareness Month and looks to a healthy future for privacy

Week five brings PAM celebrations to a close. This week we take the time to reflect on privacy and strive to create a healthy future for our privacy.

Privacy reports

The Privacy Commissioner may prepare and publish reports about any matter (including technological developments) that concerns the need for legislative, adminstrative or other action in the interests of your rights to privacy.

Privacy Commissioner's Instrument of Delegation

PPIP and HRIP Acts instrument of delegation

Section 35H of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act) provides that:


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