The IPC supports Human Rights Day 10 December 2021


The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) supports Human Rights Day 10 December 2021. The 2021 theme is ‘Equality – reducing inequalities, advancing human rights’.

Human Rights Day is the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR recognises the rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

The right to access information and the right to privacy are both encapsulated in Articles 19 and 22 respectively of the UDHR. In NSW, these rights are protected under the:

Learn more about your rights to accessing NSW government information here and your NSW privacy rights here.