The IPC supports Human Rights Day 10 December 2022
The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) supports Human Rights Day 10 December 2022.
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.
This year’s slogan is “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All,” with a focus on the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which will be celebrated on 10 December 2023. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will be commencing a year-long campaign in the lead up to celebrating its 75th anniversary and will focus on the legacy relevance and activism of the UDHR as a foundational blueprint for taking actions to stand up for human rights.
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:
- Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act)
- Government Information (Public Access) Regulation 2018 (GIPA Regulation)
- Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act)
- Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act).
Learn more about your rights to accessing NSW government information here and your NSW privacy rights here.