Guidance on Recordkeeping requirements and the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

New guidance has been prepared in consultation with the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) to enable public offices to understand the relationship between records management and the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act). It is designed to help public offices build requirements for records creation into procedures for GIPA related activities.

A number of decisions are reviewable under the GIPA Act, hence records created through the processing of formal GIPA applications, informal requests, internal reviews, and information release, play a vital role in demonstrating that the process was undertaken transparently and accountably.

Recordkeeping requirements and the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 is available on the Public access to records section of our website.

April 2020