Media release: Strategic Review of the Office of the Information Commissioner

May 12, 2017 - 3:43pm

An independent strategic review of the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

This was the first strategic review of the office since the commencement of the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009 which introduced the pro-disclosure model designed to promote transparency and accountability.

The report was tabled in Parliament today by the Hon Yvette D’Ath, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills.

Overall the review found that OIC provides a high quality and professional service across all of its functions. However, the review found that there are some areas where OIC’s service delivery could be supported and strengthened.

Information Commissioner, Rachael Rangihaeata said she was very pleased with the report’s findings and the recommendations and looks forward to implementing them.

“I note the report recommends additional resources be allocated to OIC which will enable my office to effectively manage increasing workloads and resolve complex external reviews.

“The report’s findings are also a testament to the hard work and dedication of OIC staff and reflect the Office’s focus on continuous improvement,” Ms Rangihaeata said.

The full report is available at

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