Transparency, trust and supporting open government are the themes for this year’s Right to Know Week.
During this important awareness raising campaign the Information Privacy Commission (IPC NSW) is proud to launch its latest e-learning module Towards Open Government Information (TOGI) via a virtual event involving more than 10 NSW public sector agencies and up to 100 agency employees.
During Right to Know Week NSW [September 24-30], selected officers will sit the 90-minute online course, the first comprehensive guidance to NSW Public Sector employees, bringing together information management responsibilities in one single training package.
Participants will be taken through the basics of what government information is, their role in information management and the application of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
The module provides resources and guidance to promote better information management including information access, privacy, state records, digital and cyber security responsibilities.
All participants will receive a certificate once all of the sections and assessments have been completed.
The IPC’s themes for this year’s campaign are: Transparency and Trust – supporting open government You have a right to know – we can help you use it
“Transparency and trust is key to open government and when done well it increases access to information and data, accountability and the promotion of public participation in government agency decision making.
“Citizens are shareholders and governments need to act responsibly to create value for their citizens through accountability, transparency and, most importantly, engagement.
“I am delighted that the IPC NSW can now offer public sector agencies this excellent learning resource.
“I am equally delighted to be leading this year’s Right to Know Week NSW campaign in collaboration with our Champions, including NSW public sector agencies, universities and councils,” Ms Tydd said.
The Right to Know campaign is celebrated internationally on September 28 – Right to Know Day.
The IPC has supported and celebrated Right to Know Week NSW since 2014, reaching out to both public sector agencies and public citizens to improve applied knowledge of the GIPA Act, and to raise awareness of a person’s right to access government information
For more information about Right to Know Week NSW 2018 visit the IPC website at www.ipc.nsw.gov.au