The Information Act

The NT Information Act deals with three important elements of the way that the NT government manages information:

  • Freedom of information (FOI) gives you the right to apply for access to government information, and the right to apply to correct personal information the government holds about you. It is about enhancing government accountability and participation in our democratic system of government.
  • Privacy controls how government collects, manages, uses and discloses your personal information. The Act sets out 10 Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) that bind public sector organisations. It gives you a right to complain about breaches of your privacy.
  • Records management provides a legal framework for continuing improvements to the way that government activities are recorded and the way that those records are managed.