Office Releases Annual Report
PRIVACY—NEW SOUTH WALESNovember 8, 2012
The Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) has released its annual report. The report discusses the office’s focus in the 2011-2012 year toward reviewing and promoting legislation as well as forming the IPC into a “one-stop shop.” In 2011, the office saw the introduction of Elizabeth Coombs as the new privacy commissioner. Coombs’ position is unique in that it is horizontal to that of Information Commissioner Deirdre O’Donnell, in order to address privacy and access to government information issues that overlap. The office has also established an Information and Privacy Advisory Committee, which will provide advice to the commissioners on “the implications of new technologies, records management and information governance practices,” the report states.