Privacy media releases

In this section of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) website you will find media releases relating to privacy.

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Latest Privacy Media Releases

Survey of child-targeted websites and apps reveals progress on privacy protection, but parental involvement still the key

Websites and mobile apps that target children should limit the amount of personal information that they collect about children, and ensure that adequate protective controls for parents are in place where personal information is collected.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner cooperates with international counterparts to finalise Adobe investigation

The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has found that Adobe Systems Software Ireland Pty Ltd (Adobe) breached the Privacy Act 1988, following a cyber-attack that affected at least 38 million Adobe customers globally, including over 1.7 million Australians.

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.

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