Information policy news

In this section of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) website you will find current news relating to information policy.

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De-identification resource released

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.

See the Information Policy Agency Resource 1 — De-identification of data and information 

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Prof McMillan interviewed on gov2.0 radio

The Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan today gave an interview to gov 2.0 radio about Australia joining the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

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Australia to join the global Open Government partnership

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.

See the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s media release

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De-identification agency and business resources consultation

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.

Read more: Information about the consultation

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Speech – open public sector information

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 report

See the OAIC’s media release

See Prof John McMillan’s launch speech

Read more: Speech – open public sector information

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