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

  • National Consumer Fraud Week

    (Privacy news) 18 May 2015

    Did you know that identity theft is now one of the most common crimes in Australia? Identity theft involves scammers stealing your personal information to commit fraudulent activities, like opening accounts in your name, or making unauthorised purchases on your credit card.

    Read more: National Consumer Fraud Week

  • Protection of children’s privacy in focus

    (Privacy media releases) 11 May 2015

    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.

    Read more: Protection of children’s privacy in focus

  • Privacy assessment of ACT Justice and Community Safety portfolio

    (Privacy news) 11 May 2015

    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has published a report outlining the findings of the first privacy assessment conducted under the Territory Privacy Principles (TPPs). The TPPs were introduced by the Information Privacy Act 2014 (ACT) on 1 September 2014 and apply to ACT...

    Read more: Privacy assessment of ACT Justice and Community...

  • Credit Smart Day

    (Privacy speeches) 06 May 2015

    Speech by Timothy Pilgrim to ARCA breakfast, Melbourne / Sydney 6 and 7 May 2015

    Read more: Credit Smart Day

  • Consultation on the Guide to privacy regulatory action

    (Privacy news) 05 May 2015

    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released for public comment on an exposure draft of the remaining three chapters of the Guide to privacy regulatory action (the Guide). Exposure drafts of the other six chapters of the Guide were released for public comment in November...

    Read more: Consultation on the Guide to privacy regulatory...

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