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Privacy and Data: Master class
26 July 2016
Dr Elizabeth Coombs
NSW Privacy Commissioner
NSW Privacy Legislation
Privacy & Personal Information
Protection Act 1998
(PPIP Act)
Health Records & Information
Privacy...
The role is separate
and independent from
the Information
Commissioner.
The role of the NSW Privacy Commissioner
The Priva...
Data Sharing and NSW Privacy legislation…
Data Sharing
(Government Sector) Act 2015
(DS Act)
S3A(ii) DS Act 2015
“…ensurin...
What is ‘Big Data’ and how is it different from ‘Open Data’…
Open Data
Under the NSW Government’s ‘Open Data Policy’,
prot...
Emerging Issues
Big Data
UN
Taskforce
Implementation
of the DS Act and
Data Analytics
Centre
UN Taskforce on Big Data
The UN Taskforce on ‘Big Data’ will tackle major
privacy issues facing a range of jurisdictions. ...
Questions
?
?
?
?
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Contact Information
Dr Elizabeth Coombs | elizabeth.coombs@privacy.nsw.gov.au
Office: Level 3, 47 Bridge Street, Sydney NS...
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Privacy and Data: Master Class

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Dr Elizabeth Coombes, the NSW Privacy Commissioner's presentation at the MDSI Welcome Induction on Tuesday 26 July.

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Privacy and Data: Master Class

  1. 1. Privacy and Data: Master class 26 July 2016 Dr Elizabeth Coombs NSW Privacy Commissioner
  2. 2. NSW Privacy Legislation Privacy & Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act) Health Records & Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act) 12 Information Protection Principles 15 Health Privacy Principals
  3. 3. The role is separate and independent from the Information Commissioner. The role of the NSW Privacy Commissioner The Privacy Commissioner is responsible for the statutory privacy functions of the Information and Privacy Commission, i.e.: > promoting the adoption of privacy best practice; > overseeing complaint handling; > providing statutory advice; > preparing statutory guidelines; and > oversighting legislation. The Commissioner is an independent statutory officer reporting directly to Parliament. Privacy is more than just information or data, it includes the right to ‘be left alone’
  4. 4. Data Sharing and NSW Privacy legislation… Data Sharing (Government Sector) Act 2015 (DS Act) S3A(ii) DS Act 2015 “…ensuring that data sharing involving health or personal information continues to be in compliance with the requirements of the privacy legislation…”
  5. 5. What is ‘Big Data’ and how is it different from ‘Open Data’… Open Data Under the NSW Government’s ‘Open Data Policy’, protected information includes personal information and health information and is not considered ‘Open Data’. The policy requires agencies to manage open data according to legislative and legal requirements. The requirements for personal and health data fall under the PPIP and HRIP Acts which is regulated by the NSW Privacy Commissioner Big Data Also known as ‘data analytics’, the Data Sharing (Government Sector) Act 2015 addresses data sharing between agencies, and between agencies and the Data Analytics Centre. This Act explicitly provides that a data provider and data recipient must ensure that the sharing of personal or health information complies with privacy legislation. It is an incorrect view that the Data Sharing Act overrides NSW privacy legislation. It does not.
  6. 6. Emerging Issues Big Data UN Taskforce Implementation of the DS Act and Data Analytics Centre
  7. 7. UN Taskforce on Big Data The UN Taskforce on ‘Big Data’ will tackle major privacy issues facing a range of jurisdictions. It is a taskforce of Privacy specialists assembled to discuss the ethical, legal and regulatory context surrounding these emerging issues. Items discussed include Privacy as an enabling right, information self determination and legal authority. It will address de-identification, differential privacy and security controls.
  8. 8. Questions ? ? ? ? ? ?
  9. 9. Contact Information Dr Elizabeth Coombs | elizabeth.coombs@privacy.nsw.gov.au Office: Level 3, 47 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Post: PO Box R232, Royal Exchange NSW 1225 Website: www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/privacy Email: ipcinfo@ipc.nsw.gov.au Free call: 1800 IPC NSW (1800 472 679)

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