Annual Review of the Privacy Commissioner

Three points of interest from the Justice and Electoral Committee’s 2014 report on the performance of the Privacy Commissioner are:
• the Commissioner does not yet have full assurance that adequate privacy protection considerations are being designed into government IT systems
• PwC has been engaged to update the Commission’s privacy impact assessment toolkit for use in the design stage by IT system developers and agencies, and
• the Commissioner wants complainants and respondents to take more responsibility for reaching resolution, with its own role limited to setting parameters and explaining the legal position.
Link: Justice and Electoral Committee’s annual report