Privacy news

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

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Latest News

Beware of unusual requests for membership lists

Organisations are being warned to watch out for unusual email requests for membership lists.

APP guidelines update

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has issued updates to the Australian Privacy Principle (APP) guidelines. The APP guidelines were released in February 2014 ahead of the commencement of privacy law reform, and are the primary guidance for entities in how to interpret and comply with the APPs. These updates have been made following feedback from stakeholders throughout the first year of the new privacy laws.

Guide to securing personal information

Privacy tips for the festive season

At this busy time of year it is easy to forget about protecting your privacy, but people share a lot of information over the festive season – online shopping, giveaways, competitions and loyalty cards all ask you to share your personal information.

42nd APPA Forum concludes

The 42nd Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum has concluded in Vancouver, Canada.

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