Phillip Youngman is an expert in the field of NSW Government Information (Public Access) (GIPA), (previously know as Freedom of Information) and Privacy legislation with over 30 years experience at the top of these fields. He is also a Justice of the Peace. In addition, he was previously Deputy Chair, Biometrics Institute 2007-2008, Secretary, iapp ANZ 2008-2009 and Associate Fellow, Australian Institute of Management (AIM) 1993-2012 and Member, AIM 1983-1993, Member of the Standards Australia Records Management Committee and Biometrics and Identification Committee from 2008 until 2015.
He provides advice and/or training in GIPA and Privacy, as well as examining or preparing systems, policies, guidelines and procedures, Privacy Management Plans, Privacy audits or Privacy Impact Assessments. He is also available as a temptoary replacement for State/Local Government vacant positions or whilst staff are on leave or awaiting replacement.
Phillip was the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority's Freedom of Information (FOI) Officer (1989-2008) and its Privacy Officer (2000-2008). He retired on 25 January 2008 after 43 years service with the RTA and received the Premier's Medal for Meritorious Service. He returned and worked for the RTA in its GIPA, Privacy and Contract Reporting Branch from April 2009 until December 2010, acting as Branch General Manager during that time.
Phillip also chaired the NSW FOI and Privacy Practitioners' Network (now known as the NSW Right To Information/Privacy Practitioners Network) for approximately 20 years.
As a result of his many years in FOI and privacy sensitive government environments, Phillip is acutely aware of the role that government officials need to play to ensure compliance with statutory requirements and privacy protection.
Phillip provides advice that details the practical steps necessary to ensure systems are not breached and the release of documents and information is properly managed.
When employing Youngman Consultancy you employ someone who has been acknowledged by the NSW Premier's Department, the NSW Ombudsman's Office, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (previously the NSW Administrative Decision's Tribunal) and the previous Privacy NSW as an expert in Privacy and FOI.
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