The IPC proudly supports Human Rights Day 10 December 2019

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December, marking the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and nations and establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person.

This year’s theme is Youth Standing Up for Human Rights, celebrating the potential of youth as constructive agents of change, and encouraging and showcasing how youth all over the world stand up for rights.

Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights relates to the right to privacy, and Article 19 relates to the freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas. The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) oversees legislation such as the NSW Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act), Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act), and Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act) and promotes and protects privacy and information access rights in NSW, as well as provides information, advice, assistance and training for agencies and individuals on privacy and access matters.

The IPC helps citizens understand and exercise their right to access government information and right to privacy. We have numerous information access and privacy resources available for citizens and NSW public sector agencies online.

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