Media release - NSW Attorney General Brad Hazzard commends the Information and Privacy Commission's new e-learning approach

NSW Attorney General Brad Hazzard today congratulated the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) on its delivery of a new e-learning portal, launched by Chief Executive Officer of the IPC and NSW Information Commissioner Elizabeth Tydd.

“It’s great to see the Information and Privacy Commission expanding the way it delivers education about complex issues around privacy complaints and access to Government information. In the 21st Century this is a hot topic,” said Mr Hazzard.

The IPC e-learning portal offers a streamlined approach to training for NSW privacy and information access legislation to meet the growing demand for training and education among the IPC’s stakeholder groups, while assisting the Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner to meet their statutory obligations.

The IPC e-learning portal will initially provide access to two customised e-learning modules:

  • Privacy Complaint Handling
  • GIPA Act: Access Training for Decision Makers – Module 1

These e-learning options have been developed specifically to assist right to information and privacy practitioners, and are provided free of charge to all IPC stakeholders via a simple self-registration process.

“These two e-learning modules facilitate good, sensible education across public sector agencies and corporations, councils, universities and Government.

“Importantly, they will also help the community understand the systems they can use under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 to access Government information, and protect their personal information under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998,” said Mr Hazzard.

“The IPC’s e-learning portal has been an important initiative for the IPC and these two modules commence an important education and training strategy for us. We are committed to continuing to develop new e-learning modules and educational tools which will be added to the e-learning portal to meet stakeholder demand for training in the areas of Government information access and privacy legislation in NSW,” said Ms Tydd.

For further information about the IPC’s new e-learning portal, please contact Kate Jobling on 0435 961 691 or email ipcinfo@ipc.nsw.gov.au to make your request.

For more information on the IPC and to view the e-learning portal, please visit http://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/e-learning