OAIC to launch new website
Next week, the Office of the Australian Information Commission (OAIC) will launch a new website providing a ‘one stop shop’ for information about privacy, freedom of information (FOI) and information policy. The OAIC website (www.oaic.gov.au) will continue to deliver integrated content and will include a range of new features.
While the structure and content of the website may present a significant change, it should be easier for stakeholders to navigate. As a privacy professional, you might be particularly interested to find highlighted privacy topics on the front page of the site, including important information on the reforms.
Over the next six months, the OAIC will roll out enhanced web 2.0 features including a large number of RSS feeds from specific pages, blogs, comment facilities, online forms and enhanced social media engagement. If you have any comments or feedback on the new website, please use the feedback mechanism available on each page of the website.
Privacy law reform resources
The OAIC has released a number of resources to assist you to prepare for the reforms in your organisation:
- Privacy fact sheet 17 — Australian Privacy Principles (APPs)
- Privacy fact sheet 16 — Credit reporting: repayment history information
- Privacy Business Resource 2: Privacy Act reforms — Checklist for APP entities (organisations) (PDF)
- Privacy Agency Resource 2: Privacy Act reforms — Checklist for APP entities (agencies) (PDF)
- Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim speaking about the reforms (Youtube)
- Privacy law reform training slides for APP entities (agencies)
- Privacy law reform training slides for APP entities (organisations)
- Australian Privacy Principles Quick reference tool and summary
- Poster: Privacy law reform: Get in on the Act
- Guide to information security: ‘reasonable steps’ to protect personal information
- APP and NPP Comparison Guide and APP and IPP Comparison Guide
National Cyber Security Awareness Week — 20–24 May 2013
On Monday, Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim encouraged all Australians to take steps to protect their personal information during National Cyber Security Awareness Week (20 to 24 May 2013). The aim of the Awareness Week is to help people understand the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information when online.
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