Privacy Connections — 22 May 2013

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 ( 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:


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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OAIC  media release

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