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Dear Information and Privacy Commission NSW,

I request documents (statistics) for the previous 7 calender years detailing:

GIIC Act Sect.22
Number of complaints made against agencies
Number of formal investigations undertaken by the Information Commissioner.
Number of formal investigations which found adverse findings against an agency

GIIC Act Sect.23
Number of complaints where there have been found grounds for adverse comment in respect of any person

GIIC Act Sect.24
Number of investigations where a report has been required to be sent to
(a) to the Minister responsible for the agency, and
(b) to the principal officer of the agency, and
(c) where the conduct concerns the conduct of a Public Service employee, to the Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

GIIC Act Sect.26
Number of investigations which required entry into the premises of an agency

GIIC Act Sect.28
Number of time the Information Commissioner has exercised any of those powers under this section

Yours faithfully,
Roland Truss

IPC-GIPA, Information and Privacy Commission NSW

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Dear Roland,

 

This is to acknowledge that the IPC has received your request and we will
be dealing with it as an informal GIPA request.

 

As your request is for data that goes back 7 years, this will take some
time for us to retrieve given our current workloads and resources
available. We will revert in due course.

Please let us know if you have any questions .

 

Regards

Rachel

 

Rachel Bindner

Manager, Systems & Corporate Services

 

Information and Privacy Commission NSW

Level 15, McKell Building, 2-24 Rawson Place, Haymarket NSW 2000

T: (02) 8276 8224 | Free call: 1800 472 679 | Fax: (02) 6446 9518

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From: IPC-Info <[Information and Privacy Commission NSW request email]>
Sent: Monday, 9 November 2020 5:22 PM
To: IPC-GIPA <[email address]>
Subject: FW: Government Information (Public Access) request - Statistics
of the Information Commissioner

 

Good afternoon,

 

Email received requesting information held by IPC.

 

Thank you.

 

Kind regards

 

Leslie

Regulatory Support Officer

 

Information and Privacy Commission NSW

Level 15, McKell Building, 2-24 Rawson Place, Haymarket NSW 2000

T: (02) 8071 7000| Free call: 1800 472 679 | Fax: (02) 6446 9518

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IPC-GIPA, Information and Privacy Commission NSW

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Dear Mr Truss,

 

We refer to your informal request for information in your email dated 9
Nov 2020.

 

Summary of information requested:

GIIC Act Sect.22

Number of complaints made against agencies Number of formal investigations
undertaken by the Information Commissioner.

Number of formal investigations which found adverse findings against an
agency

 

IPC response: We do not hold this information

 

GIIC Act Sect.23

Number of complaints where there have been found grounds for adverse
comment in respect of any person

 

IPC response: We do not hold this information

 

 

GIIC Act Sect.24

Number of investigations where a report has been required to be sent to

    (a) to the Minister responsible for the agency, and

    (b) to the principal officer of the agency, and

    (c) where the conduct concerns the conduct of a Public Service
employee, to the Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

 

IPC response: We do not hold this information

 

 

GIIC Act Sect.26

Number of investigations which required entry into the premises of an
agency

 

IPC response: We do not hold this information

 

 

GIIC Act Sect.28

Number of time the Information Commissioner has exercised any of those
powers under this section

 

IPC response: We do not hold this information

 

However, our published Annual Reports contains information about overall
complaint statistics

Some of the information you seek is already published and can be found in
the specified pages below.

 

[1]https://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/about-us/our-...

 

IPC Annual Report 2019-2020 (Page 23)
[2]https://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default...

IPC Annual Report 2018-2019 (Page 19)
[3]https://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default...

IPC Annual Report 2017-2018 (Page 19)
[4]https://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default...

IPC Annual Report 2016-2017 (Page 16)
[5]https://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default...

IPC Annual Report 2015-2016 (Page 7)  
[6]https://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default...

IPC Annual Report 2014-2015 (Page 9)  
[7]https://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default...

IPC Annual Report 2013-2014 (Page 9)  
[8]https://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/sites/default...

 

 

We thank you for contacting the IPC.

 

 

Rachel Bindner

Right to Informaton Officer

 

Information and Privacy Commission NSW

Level 15, McKell Building, 2-24 Rawson Place, Haymarket NSW 2000

Free call: 1800 472 679 | Fax: (02) 6446 9518

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From: IPC-Info <[Information and Privacy Commission NSW request email]>
Sent: Monday, 9 November 2020 5:22 PM
To: IPC-GIPA <[email address]>
Subject: FW: Government Information (Public Access) request - Statistics
of the Information Commissioner

 

Good afternoon,

 

Email received requesting information held by IPC.

 

Thank you.

 

Kind regards

 

Leslie

Regulatory Support Officer

 

Information and Privacy Commission NSW

Level 15, McKell Building, 2-24 Rawson Place, Haymarket NSW 2000

T: (02) 8071 7000| Free call: 1800 472 679 | Fax: (02) 6446 9518

[11][Information and Privacy Commission NSW request email] | [12]www.ipc.nsw.gov.au

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Dear Information and Privacy Commission NSW,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Information and Privacy Commission NSW's handling of my FOI request 'Statistics of the Information Commissioner'.

I am somewhat concerned by the response from Ms Bindner that the IPC does not hold
the information requested.
The GIIC Act gives the Information Commissioner powers for investigations & reviews related
to GIPA Act access applications.
It would seem logical that documents & records associated with those investigations & reviews
would be held by the IPC.

Could you please advise why the IPC would not hold information which is relevant to the
functions performed by the IPC?

Could you please advise what searches were made and what search requests were requested?

Could you please advise who would hold this information?

Summary of information requested:
GIIC Act Sect.22
- Number of complaints made against agencies Number of formal investigations
undertaken by the Information Commissioner.
- Number of formal investigations which found adverse findings against an
agency

IPC response: We do not hold this information

GIIC Act Sect.23
Number of complaints where there have been found grounds for adverse
comment in respect of any person

IPC response: We do not hold this information

GIIC Act Sect.24

Number of investigations where a report has been required to be sent to
(a) to the Minister responsible for the agency, and
(b) to the principal officer of the agency, and
(c) where the conduct concerns the conduct of a Public Service
employee, to the Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

IPC response: We do not hold this information

GIIC Act Sect.26
Number of investigations which required entry into the premises of an
agency

IPC response: We do not hold this information

GIIC Act Sect.28
Number of time the Information Commissioner has exercised any of those
powers under this section

IPC response: We do not hold this information

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Roland Truss

IPC-Info, Information and Privacy Commission NSW

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New Year.

IPC-GIPA, Information and Privacy Commission NSW

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Dear Mr Truss

 

I write to clarify the previous communication from the IPC with you about
your request for statistics under the GIIC Act.

 

The IPC does not hold a record a record that provides a summary of the
statistics in respect to specific clauses under the GIIC Act. However, the
IPC does hold records that provide overall complaint statistics which are
also published n it's Annual Report. These statistics provide the number
of complaints and reviews dealt with by the Information and Privacy
Commission. The previous correspondence provided you with links to the
last 7 years Annual Report of the IPC, so that you could obtain this
information. Within these Annual Reports are statistics showing complaints
and reviews undertaken by the IPC by type and sector. I have copied the
most recent statistical table for 2019/20 below to show what records are
available.

 

However, the IPC does not record when the specific clauses under the GIIC
Act have been invoked, but the total number of cases investigated, how
many days to close cases and the sector the case related to.

 

 

 

 

Ian Naylor

Information and Privacy Commission NSW

Level 15, McKell Building, 2-24 Rawson Place, Haymarket NSW 2000

Free call: 1800 472 679 | M: +61 475 989 093 | Fax: (02) 6446 9518

[email address] | www.ipc.nsw.gov.au

 

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW acknowledges the Traditional
Custodians of the lands where we work and the places in which we live.

 

 

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