The Information Commissioner promotes understanding and awareness of FOI and Privacy in the community and the public sector, and deals with complaints about breaches of privacy and about FOI decisions made by public sector organisations.
Freedom of information (FOI) gives you the right to apply for access to NT government information. It is about enhancing government accountability and participation in our democratic system of government.
The Office of the Information Commissioner together with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and other state and territory privacy commissioners and ombudsmen have produced the following universal privacy principles.
International Access to Information Day, is held annually on the 28 September. This global event highlights the importance of timely access to information in promoting public scrutiny and participation and allowing individuals and governments to make informed decisions.
This year’s campaign theme “Making Privacy a Priority” highlights the importance of protecting personal information and helps government agencies, organisations, and the public understand privacy rights and responsibilities.
This website is produced by the Information Commissioner to promote awareness and understanding about the Information Act. It is not a substitute for the Act. You should read the relevant provisions of the Act to see how it applies in any particular case. Any views expressed in this website about how the Act works are preliminary only. In every case, the Commissioner is open to argument by a member of the public or a public sector organisation that a different view should be taken.