Privacy news

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

For media enquiries and interview requests please contact media@oaic.gov.au or call 0407 663 968.

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Latest News

Is my real estate agent allowed to take photos in my house?

If your real estate agent takes photos of your possessions, and you are worried about your privacy, what can you do?

What can I do about my neighbour’s security camera?

If your neighbour has a surveillance camera pointed at your house and you are worried about your privacy, the best thing to do is talk to your neighbour about it.

How do I access my personal information?

You can ask for access to records held about you, and you can ask for your personal information to be corrected.

How do I make a privacy complaint?

What should you do if you think your personal information has been mishandled? ‘How do I make a privacy complaint?’ is the second in a series of five animated videos about privacy.

Consultation on the revised Guide to information security

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is currently inviting comments on its revised Guide to information security: ‘Reasonable steps’ to protect personal information. The revisions to the guide take account of changes under privacy law reform as well as the OAIC’s learning and experience regarding information security matters since the guide’s release in April 2013.

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Changes to privacy law

Content found in this section or on this page may no longer reflect the current law.

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