News and Events

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) regulates the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Privacy Act 1988, and has responsibility for Information Policy.

In this section you can find the latest news, events, speeches, consultations and media engagement from the OAIC.

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Latest news and events

  • Privacy: the state of play

    (Privacy speeches) 17 November 2014

    Presentation by Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, to iappANZ Summit, Monday 17 November 2014.

    Read more: Privacy: the state of play

  • Launch of Privacy regulatory action policy

    (Privacy news) 17 November 2014

    Speaking at the iappANZ Annual Conference this morning, the Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, launched the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's (OAIC) Privacy regulatory action policy.

    Read more: Launch of Privacy regulatory action policy

  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection unlawfully disclosed personal information of asylum seekers

    (Privacy media releases) 12 November 2014

    The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has been found in breach of the Privacy Act 1988, by failing to adequately protect the personal information of approximately 9,250 asylum seekers. They have also been found to have unlawfully disclosed personal information.

    Read more: Department of Immigration and Border Protection...

  • Don’t leave your webcam open to view

    (Privacy news) 12 November 2014

    If you have an internet connected webcam installed in your organisation or home, you should ensure that you have changed the manufacturer’s default username and password. Instructions on how to do this should be available in the user manual for your device model or online.

    Read more: Don’t leave your webcam open to view

  • Telstra privacy breach caused fear for physical safety

    (Privacy news) 05 November 2014

    Telstra has been ordered to pay $18,000 and apologise to a family law judge after it failed to provide him with reasonable notice that his name and address would be published in the White Pages.

    Read more: Telstra privacy breach caused fear for physical...

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