Who we are

The National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) is a government agency responsible for the regulation and licensing of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Services & Equipment in Papua New Guinea.

Our website address is: https://www.nicta.gov.pg.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

This site uses contact forms for the purpose of communicating directly with  the industry, key stakeholders, consumers and the general public.


Our site uses a security application (plugin) for the purposes of providing security protection to our website. Therefore, all visitors to this site will have several cookies setup which may contain:

    • your IP Address
    • your country
    • URL links within the site that you visited or tried to visit
    • and other analytics data

It only uses data about your visit and does not store personally identifiable information and therefore does not require user consent.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


As our site uses a security application (plugin) for the purposes of providing security protection to our website, it may collect some anonymous analytics data about our site visitors.

Our web-host may also collect some anonymous analytics data about our site visitors.

Who we share your data with

For visitors who use our contact forms, information such as your ‘e-mail address’ and ‘message’ will only be shared with the appropriate NICTA employee(s) based

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements