New information and privacy committee

NSW Information Commissioner Elizabeth Tydd will chair a new information and privacy advisory committee set up by the state government.

Elizabeth Tydd

The committee will ensure that the public sector complies with information governance in the digital age where technology, service delivery and consumer expectations are rapidly changing, Ms Tydd says.

“The Committee has the expertise to provide assistance to public sector agencies in … access to information rights, information protection principles and implementing privacy management plans in ways that account for these challenges,” she said in a statement.

Customer service minister Victor Dominello says the committee will provide strategic advice to government, and facilitate collaboration across government, industry and academia.

It will also advise the Information and Privacy Commission, the Minister for Customer Service, the Attorney General and the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

The committee will include experts from data science, technology, business and law, including Privacy Commissioner Samantha Gavel and NSW Chief Data Scientist Dr Ian Oppermann.

“It will provide the government with information, advice, assistance and training to deliver world-leading information and privacy management practices,” Mr Dominello said in a statement.

The committee will also be able to invite experts with relevant knowledge to contribute their expertise, he said.

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