Information and Privacy Commission NSW Annual Report 2020/21 tabled


The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) has published today its Annual Report 2020/21 which documents its work and achievements throughout the 2020/21 reporting period.

The Annual Report was tabled in NSW Parliament on 26 October 2021.

2020/21 highlights include:

  • an increase of 10% in applications for information access and privacy reviews and complaints
  • finalisation of 850 reviews and complaints, an increase of 4.4% on the 2019/20 reporting period
  • providing 569 information access and privacy advices to support compliance by agencies
  • in 2021, the IPC celebrates its 10 year anniversary since commencing operations on 1 January 2011 and 10 years of reporting on the operation of the GIPA Act
  • providing 121 advices in the first year of operation to projects seeking funding under the Digital Restart Fund
  • Commissioners provided submissions to 15 reviews and inquiries conducted by government including 6 joint submissions
  • dealing with 3407 enquiries from the public, representing a 22.5% increase on the 2782 dealt with in 2019/20
  • 485,989 page views and a 6.1% increase in unique visitors to
  • improving awareness of privacy and information access rights with the release of 36 new information access, privacy and corporate publications and reviewing 64 existing publications.

Download a copy of the IPC Annual Report 2020/21.