New Open Data online resource promotes Open Data release during Information Awareness Month

NSW Information Commissioner and Open Data Advocate, Elizabeth Tydd, has launched a new Open Data e-learning resource in collaboration with the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) during Information Awareness Month 2018 (IAM).

‘I am pleased to launch the module during IAM in collaboration with DFSI who are leading the state’s work in better understanding and ensuring accountability for using and sharing Open Data,’ Ms Tydd said.

‘Open Data offers great potential value to the community and government. The benefits are diverse, ranging from improved efficiency to greater public participation in the development of government policies and community services.

‘Our challenge as custodians of government information, is to embrace the ‘digital world’ and apply its benefits to promote accountability, deliver better services, engage with the community and at the same time, ensure that our systems protect information privacy and security.

‘The new Open Data module is suitable for staff at levels and is designed to provide a good understanding of Open Data along with advice on how public sector organisations can embed sound information management practices to support Open Data release in NSW,’ Ms Tydd said.

'I encourage all public sector employees to complete the Open Data e-learning course, available for free on the IPC website,’ Ms Tydd said.

The IPC’s new Open Data e-learning module has been developed in line with the NSW Open Data Policy and is being delivered under our commitment to provide education and training to our stakeholder groups across NSW information access and privacy legislation.

Please visit the IPC website to register for this FREE online course.

More information and resources on information access and privacy rights in NSW are available at www./