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Privacy tips for the festive season

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.

Public Holidays and agency shutdown periods guidance

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.

OAICicon — 8 December 2014

OAICnet — 8 December 2014

42nd APPA Forum concludes

The 42nd Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum has concluded in Vancouver, Canada.

> Read the communique

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Changes to privacy law

Content found in this section or on this page may no longer reflect the current law.

> Read more: Privacy law reform

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