We have undertaken a review of the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND) and released a report of its findings.

7 May 2015

The report follows a study into the effectiveness and continued need for the IPND, in light of changes to telecommunications technology. 

Recommendations for the future operation of the IPND are provided, which can be broadly grouped into the key areas of:

  • enhancing data quality and accuracy
  • improved access, and
  • greater transparency of governance arrangements.

The report has been informed by recommendations from the Australian Law Reform Commission’s 2008 review of privacy law. It also used consultation with key stakeholders in the telecommunications, emergency management, law enforcement, research and government sectors and members of the public.

We welcome feedback from stakeholders on the recommendations, including implementation arrangements. If you wish to provide feedback please forwarded to IPNDreview [at] communications.gov.au before Friday 5 June 2015.

Submissions to the review are available on the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND) review archive site.