The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has now published Information Policy Agency Resource 1 — De-identification of data and information. This resource provides general advice on when de-identification may be appropriate, how to choose appropriate de-identification techniques, and how to assess the risk of re-identification.
The Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan today gave an interview to gov 2.0 radio about Australia joining the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan welcomed the announcement on 22 May 2013 by the Attorney-General that Australia will join the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
In April 2013, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner released Information Policy Agency Resource 1 — De-identification of data and information and Privacy Business Resource 3 — De-identification of data and information for consultation. The resources were developed for agencies, businesses and researchers. The submissions received in response to the consultation will be published shortly.
Prof John McMillan, Australian Information Commissioner launched the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) report, Open public sector information: from principles to practice on 22 February 2013. The report details the results of a survey conducted by the OAIC on how Australian Government agencies are managing public sector information.
See the OAIC’s media release