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Information Commissioner action to promote compliance with Information Access Guideline 1 - For Local Councils on the disclosure of information (returns disclosing the interest of councillors and designated persons)

The NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act) provides the overarching legislative framework for NSW government agencies holding personal information. All NSW agencies are required to comply with the 12 Information Protection Principles (IPPs) which are set out in the Act.

Transport for NSW notified the Office of the Privacy Commissioner NSW late Friday 27 May 2016, of a potential security breach of the online reservations system for train bookings.

​​​​​​​Transport Minister Andrew Constance has announced that no paper public transport tickets beyond single and return tickets will be sold from next year (2016), including pensioner excursion tickets – meaning senior citizens have no choice but to sign up for Opal Gold cards and register their personal information to receive concession benefits.

The NSW Privacy Commissioner, Dr Elizabeth Coombs has responded to the recent privacy issues concerning Opal travel cards being used for law enforcement purposes.

After three years as the inaugural NSW Information Commissioner, Deirdre O’Donnell has announced she will be leaving her role on Friday 24 May 2013.