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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

  • Guide to securing personal information

    (Privacy news) 19 January 2015

    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s Guide to securing personal information is a resource to help agencies and organisations to meet their obligations under the Australian Privacy Principles to take reasonable steps to protect personal information. The Guide emphasises the five...

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  • Privacy tips for the festive season

    (Privacy news) 18 December 2014

    At this busy time of year it is easy to forget about protecting your privacy, but people share a lot of information over the festive season – online shopping, giveaways, competitions and loyalty cards all ask you to share your personal information.

    Read more: Privacy tips for the festive season

  • Australian Information Commissioner releases report into FOI processing at the Department of Human Services

    (FOI media releases) 17 December 2014

    The Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan has released an investigation report into freedom of information (FOI) processing at the Department of Human Services (DHS).

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  • Public Holidays and agency shutdown periods guidance

    (FOI news) 12 December 2014

    Public holidays can affect an agency’s ability to process freedom of information requests within statutory timeframes, particularly the period of time between Christmas and the New Year when most Australian Government agencies shut down operations.

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  • Global privacy authorities urge app marketplaces to make links to privacy policies mandatory

    (Privacy media releases) 11 December 2014

    Privacy enforcement authorities from around the world are calling on app marketplaces to make it mandatory for mobile app developers to post links to privacy policies prior to download if they’re going to collect personal information.

    Read more: Global privacy authorities urge app...

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