OAICnet — 7 April 2014

Privacy Awareness Week 2014 launch event —Tickets on sale

Registration has opened for the OAIC’s Privacy Awareness Week launch event.  This year, the breakfast is about privacy and your customers. The program will focus on transparency of personal information handling practices and building an organisational culture that respects privacy.

Key note speakers include: Timothy Pilgrim, Privacy Commissioner and Alan Kirkland, CEO CHOICE. Other speakers will be confirmed shortly.

Date:
              Monday 5 May 2014
Time:               7:30am–9:30am (arrival from 7 am)
Venue:            Heritage Ballroom, The Westin Hotel
                         No 1 Martin Place, Sydney
Cost:                $90 per person (tables of 8)

For further information and to purchase tickets please visit our website.

Complaint handling workshop

Want to find out more about how the OAIC conciliates privacy complaints? Are you looking for advice on how to improve your organisation’s complaint handling practices?

Following the breakfast, we are offering a practical compliance and complaint handling workshop.

Hosted by the Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, the workshop will be facilitated by the OAIC’s Assistant Commissioner Dispute Resolution, Karen Toohey, and include a panel discussion on the ins and outs of privacy complaints involving representatives from business and external dispute resolution schemes.

Seats are strictly limited, so book early!

Date:
              Monday 5 May 2014
Time:               10.00am–12.00pm
Venue:            Barnet Room, The Westin Hotel, No 1 Martin Place, Sydney
Cost:                $50 per person

For further information and to purchase tickets please visit our website.


Credit Reporting Privacy Code (CR code) variation

Following an application by the Australian Retail Credit Association (ARCA), the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) approved a variation to the original CR code that was registered on
22 January 2014. Under the variation, the grace period has now been extended from 5 days to 14 days for repayment history information to be classified as a missed payment. The varied code has been listed on the OAIC’s Code Register.

Read the news story


Consultation — Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (DP 80)

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released for public consultation, a discussion paper Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (DP 80).

The ALRC has asked for submissions by 12 May 2014.

For further information on the consultation visit the ALRC website


Consultation — Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2014

The Association of Market and Social Research Organisations (AMSRO) consultation on the Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2014 closes on 30 April 2014.

For further information on the consultation visit the AMSRO website


Information Commissioner review decisions

‘BL’ and Department of Immigration and Border Protection [2014] AICmr 29 (21 March 2014)
Personal information — Whether disclosure of personal information unreasonable — Whether disclosure contrary to public interest — (CTH) Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) ss 11A(5), 47F

Philip Morris Ltd and IP Australia [2014] AICmr 28 (18 March 2014)
Cabinet documents — Whether document brought into existence for the dominant purpose of briefing a minister on a Cabinet submission — Whether documents are drafts of a ministerial Cabinet briefing — Whether documents contain extracts from a Cabinet submission — Whether disclosure of a document would reveal a Cabinet deliberation or decision — Whether document discloses deliberative matter — Whether contrary to public interest to release conditionally exempt document — (CTH) FOI Act 1982 ss 11A(5), 22, 34, 47C

Philip Morris Ltd and Department of Finance [2014] AICmr 27 (14 March 2014)
Cabinet documents — Whether documents are drafts of documents brought into existence for the dominant purpose of submission to Cabinet — Whether documents contain extracts from documents brought into existence for the dominant purpose of submission to Cabinet — Whether disclosure of documents would reveal Cabinet deliberation — Whether Cabinet deliberation has been officially disclosed — Whether documents disclose deliberative matter — Whether contrary to public interest to release conditionally exempt document — Whether agency required to give access to an edited copy of an exempt document — (CTH) FOI Act 1982 ss 11A(5), 22, 34, 47C


Privacy Awareness Week partners

If you haven’t yet registered to be a partner then sign up now! We’ve had a great response so far with over 100 partners committing to spread the message about privacy. We’ve got some great material for our partners coming soon and if you are having an event in your organisation we want to hear about it. Let us know what you have committed to do during the Week by sending an email to corporate@oaic.gov.au.


Other events

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (iappANZ) is teaming up with Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and McAfee for a series of Privacy Awareness Week events in both Sydney and Brisbane.

Serious invasions of privacy in the digital age — where to for Australia?

The Australian Information Commissioner, John McMillan will join Professor Barbara McDonald, Commissioner, ALRC and other panellists for a breakfast debate.

Date:
Tuesday 6 May
Time: 7.30am–9.00am
Venue: Gilbert + Tobin, 2 Park Street, Sydney

Data breach — where are your vulnerabilities and are you ready?

Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim will join other panellists in a discussion on data breaches.

Date:
Tuesday 6 May
Time: 5.30pm–7.00pm
Venue: Commonwealth Bank Colonial Theatre, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney

Data breach — where are your vulnerabilities and are you ready?

Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim will join other panellists in a discussion on data breaches.

Date:
Thursday 8 May
Time: 12.30pm–1.45pm
Venue: Gadens Lawyers, Level 11, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane

For further details on these events and to register, please visit the iappANZ website.


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