Information Commissioner statement relating to receipt of complaint regarding record keeping

 

The Information Commissioner confirms media reports that the Information and Privacy Commission has received correspondence regarding the evidence given to the NSW Public Accountability Committee by staff of the Office of the Premier of NSW in respect to the Stronger Communities Fund – Tied Grants program.

The Information Commissioner confirms that the matters raised are under active consideration. In these circumstances it would be inappropriate to comment further on the Information Commissioner’s action in relation to the complaint as it relates to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

IPC media team on 0435 961 691 or email ccadigital@ipc.nsw.gov.au

About the Information and Privacy Commission:

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) is an independent statutory authority that administers New South Wales’ legislation dealing with privacy and access to government information. The IPC supports the Information Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner in fulfilling their legislative responsibilities and functions and to ensure individuals and agencies can access consistent information, guidance and coordinated training about information access and privacy matters.

About the NSW Information Commissioner 

The NSW Information Commissioner’s statutory role includes promoting public awareness and understanding of the GIPA Act; conducting reviews of agencies decisions, providing information advice, assistance and training to agencies and the public; dealing with complaints about agencies; investigating agencies’ systems, policies and practices; and reporting on compliance with the GIPA Act. The Information Commissioner’s investigative and complaints handling functions are set out in the Government Information (Information Commissioner) Act 2009.

For further information about the IPC visit our website at www.ipc.nsw.gov.au

Download a copy of the Statement here.