Information Awareness Month (IAM) 2017

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Information Awareness Month (IAM) promotes the important role that information plays in all aspects of our day-to-day lives.

An initiative of the Institute of Information Management and the National Archives of Australia, IAM is an annual collaborative event between various bodies in the records, archives, library, knowledge, information and data management communities.

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW’s (IPC) theme for IAM 2017 is Open Government, Good Governance – the foundations for the information professional. The theme reflects the role that good information governance can play in facilitating Open Government: Embedding good information practices and policies in an organisation’s operations underpins the principles and achievement of Open Government.

The IPC will be celebrating IAM with a range of activities, including several presentations by Elizabeth Tydd, the NSW Information Commissioner and NSW Open Data Advocate:

  • Chief Data and Analytics Officer Public Sector Forum, 2 May 2017, Canberra – “Open Data as a strategic asset for government to extract powerful insights and deliver better services to citizens.”

  • Public Sector Fraud and Corruption Summit 2017, 2 May 2017, Canberra – “Public confidence in good governance and its influence on reputation management.”

  • Public Sector Data and Analytics Roadshow, 3 May 2017, Sydney –“Open Data – opening our world.”

For more information about IAM, visit