The IPC supports United Nations Day 24 October 2023
The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) supports United Nations Day (UN Day) on 24 October 2023.
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter, the founding document of the United Nations. 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948 when the UN officially came into existence.
The right to access information and the right to privacy are both encapsulated in Articles 19 and 22 respectively of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In NSW, these rights are protected under the:
- Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act)
- Government Information (Information Commissioner) Act 2009 (GIIC Act)
- Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act)
- Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act)
The IPC helps citizens understand and exercise their right to access government information and right to privacy and has numerous information access and privacy resources available for citizens and NSW public sector agencies online.
Watch these animations below to find out how your information access and privacy rights are protected in NSW: