IPC delivers Annual Report 2017/18 to NSW Parliament
The IPC has released its Annual Report 2017/18 which documents our work and achievements during the reporting period, as well as outlining our directions for the coming year.
In the 12 months ending 30 June 2018, the IPC supported NSW public sector agencies in addressing contemporary information governance challenges to promote information access and secure, digital services that are designed to provide better services and outcomes for the public.
The IPC also provided effective advice across the spectrum of information governance to NSW Government agencies, and effectively promoted and protected information and privacy rights.
We released two important tools to increase the capacity of agencies to harness the benefits of the digital age and better engage with citizens – the Open Data e-learning module to elevate knowledge and capability to deal with and release open data; and the Charter for Public Participation to assist NSW agencies in maximising citizen input to the development and delivery of policies and services.
We also produced more detailed guidance for agencies to support the voluntary data breach notification scheme and assist them with improving their processes for responding to data breaches.
2017/18 Highlights include:
- improving community and agency understanding of privacy and information access rights in NSW with 44 new publications released
- contributing to consistent agency decision-making with 409 new registrations to access the available e-learning modules
- realising the community’s information access and privacy rights with the finalisation of 586 reviews and complaints
- supporting public sector compliance through the provision of 693 advices to agencies.