Information Commissioner releases IPC Regulatory Framework and Regulatory Plan

Following a program of work examining and implementing better and more responsive approaches to enable more strategic and effective regulatory efforts, NSW Information Commissioner Elizabeth Tydd has released the IPC Regulatory Framework and the first annual Information Commissioner’s Regulatory Plan for 2016 – 2017 (page no longer available).

“Both the Framework and Regulatory Plan represent key milestones in the IPC’s implementation of proactive, intelligence-led, risk-based regulation, and provide regulated sectors and the general public with a clear statement of jurisdiction and regulatory approach,” said Ms Tydd.

The Regulatory Plan for 2016 – 2017 sets out the IPC’s four regulatory priorities for the coming year:

  • Priority One: Delivery of regulatory guidance to assist agencies to improve compliance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009
  • Priority Two: Examine and elevate effective information release
  • Priority Three: Continue to deliver effective protection and promotion of information access rights
  • Priority Four: Improve our capacity to deliver risk-based proactive regulatory action to drive improved compliance by agencies.

The Information Commissioner’s Regulatory Plan will be released annually and will allow regulated agencies to proactively and voluntarily respond to the IPC’s priority areas in the context of their own operations. This facilitates compliance and reduces the need for more targeted IPC regulatory action.

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