OAICnet — 22 April 2013

Information Commissioner Reviews

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Note: HTML versions of  IC reviews appear on AustLII. 

Privacy Awareness Week 2013

There is just under a week to go  until Privacy Awareness Week (PAW). We have over 145 partners who have made a  commitment to spread the privacy message. If you are yet to sign up your  organisation please send an email to corporate@oaic.gov.au.

The PAW  website is now live, complete with  information on how  to become involved, events, a list of partners and of  course our resources  page. If you’re on Twitter, tell us what you are doing during PAW by using  #2013PAW.

PAW events

PAW launch event —  business breakfast (nearly sold out)

Tickets are selling fast for our launch event in Sydney on Monday 29 April 2013. The  Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC, MP will launch the OAIC’s new Guide to Information Security: ‘reasonable  steps’ to protect personal information. You will have the chance to  hear from industry experts and network with 180 other privacy professionals.  There are only a small number of tickets left, so book  your seats today.

Brisbane – 1 May 2013

The iappANZ, together with Corrs Chambers Westgarth will  hold a PAW event featuring Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim and  Michelle Dennedy, Global Chief Privacy Officer, McAfee Inc. The event will be  held from 12.30–2.00 pm at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Brisbane.         More information is available here. Booking is essential.

Sydney – 2 May 2013

The iappANZ, together with McAfee and Norton Rose, will  present a PAW event titled ‘Understanding Australia’s new privacy legislation’.  The event will be from 8–10 am held at Norton Rose, Sydney.        

More information is available here. Booking is essential.

Melbourne – 3 May 2013

The iappANZ, together with McAfee and Norton Rose, will  present a PAW event titled ‘Understanding Australia’s new privacy legislation’.  The event will be held from 8–10am at Norton Rose, Melbourne.        

More information is available here.  Booking is essential. 

New resources

APP and NPP Comparison  Guide

A new Guide has been produced that summarises the key differences between  the new APPs and the current NPPs, including new obligations that apply to  organisations. This Guide is designed to be read with reference to the text of  the NPPs and the APPs and does not reproduce these principles in their  entirety. Download a copy of the APP  and NPP Comparison Guide. The full text of the APPs is available in Privacy Fact Sheet  17 — Australian Privacy Principles.

APP and IPP  Comparison Guide

A new Guide has been produced that summarises the key differences between  the new APPs and the current IPPs, including new obligations that apply to  agencies. This Guide is designed to be read with reference to the text of the  IPPs and the APPs and does not reproduce these principles in their entirety.  Download a copy of the new APP  and IPP Comparison Guide. The full text of the APPs is available in Privacy Fact Sheet  17 — Australian Privacy Principles.

Current consultations

Mobile privacy: A  better practice guide for mobile app developers

The OAIC is seeking comment on a draft  guide for mobile app developers. The guide has been developed to help  mobile app developers embed better privacy practices in their products.        

The deadline for comments has been extended until 13 May 2013. The final version of the guide will  be released as soon as possible after submissions have been considered.

De-identification  of data and information resources

The OAIC has released draft  resources on de-identification for public consultation. The resources have  been developed to provide guidance to agencies, businesses and researchers  about when and how to de-identify data and information.

The OAIC invites comments on the draft resources. The closing date for  comment has been extended until 7  May 2013. The final version of the resources will be released  as soon as possible after submissions have been considered.

Draft Credit  Reporting Code of Conduct — public consultation by ARCA

The Australasian  Retail Credit Association (ARCA) has released a draft credit reporting code of  conduct (CR Code) for comment. The public consultation process by ARCA closes  on 5 May 2013.        

For more  information about obtaining a copy of the draft CR code from ARCA and making a  submission to them go to the ARCA website.

OAIC careers

The positions of Assistant Director, Regulation and Strategy (EL1) and Adviser,  Regulation and Strategy (APS 6) will be advertised in the APS Gazette today. Applications  close COB on Monday 6 May 2013. The selection documentation is available on the OAIC website.

New OAIC website — coming  soon…

The OAIC will soon launch a new website that combines our  current OAIC website with information  held at www.privacy.gov.au. The new site will provide a one stop shop for all  your FOI, privacy and information policy needs. More information to come… 

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