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The OAIC is seeking comment on draft Privacy (Persons Reported as Missing) Rules. These rules relate to the Australian Privacy Principles which will come into force on 12 March 2014. Comments on the draft rules are due by 31 January 2014.
The OAIC is starting to receive applications for recognition under the Privacy Act from external dispute resolution (EDR) schemes. The first application, from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, has now been published on a new webpage that will eventually hold information about all applications and about those EDR schemes that are recognised.
The 40th APPA Forum is currently underway, with the meeting being hosted by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, Australia. Representatives from 11 privacy authorities and observers have gathered to discuss a variety of privacy related topics over the next two days.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released the third and final tranche of Australian Privacy Principles (APP) Guidelines for consultation. The third tranche covers APPs 12 and 13 (Part 5). The consultation runs until COB Monday 16 December 2013.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published the data from the 2013 and 2007 Community Attitudes to Privacy surveys.