Media releases

In this section of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) website you will find media releases relating to all three of our functions — freedom of information, privacy and information policy.

For media comment and enquiries please contact media@oaic.gov.au or call 0407 663 968.

Contact details for the OAIC can be found on our Contact us page.

Latest Media Releases

Protection of children’s privacy in focus

How well do websites and mobile apps protect the privacy of the children that they target? The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) will find out this week, when it takes part in the third Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) Privacy Sweep.

Privacy Awareness Week: practical tips to protect your privacy

As part of Privacy Awareness Week activities, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released a series of resources to raise awareness of privacy rights for individuals.

Privacy policies still have room for improvement

To mark the start of Privacy Awareness Week, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released the results of its assessment of the online privacy policies of 20 Australian and international organisations from the finance, online retail, government, social and other media sectors.

Launch of new Framework to embed privacy culture

To mark the start of Privacy Awareness Week, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has launched a new Privacy management framework to assist public and private sector organisations to meet their ongoing compliance obligations and embed a culture that respects privacy.

Australian Privacy Commissioner accepts enforceable undertaking to enhance information security at Optus

The Australian Privacy Commissioner (the Commissioner) has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Optus, following three significant privacy incidents where the security of personal information held by Optus was compromised. This is the first enforceable undertaking made under the reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 which came into effect on 12 March 2014.

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