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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released a new Guide to privacy regulatory action to support the Privacy regulatory action policy released in November 2014. The Guide sets out a detailed explanation of how the OAIC will exercise its privacy regulatory powers and the procedural steps the OAIC will take in using these powers. When taking regulatory action, the OAIC is guided by the principles of independence, accountability, proportionality, consistency, timeliness and transparency.
Did you know that identity theft is now one of the most common crimes in Australia? Identity theft involves scammers stealing your personal information to commit fraudulent activities, like opening accounts in your name, or making unauthorised purchases on your credit card.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has published a report outlining the findings of the first privacy assessment conducted under the Territory Privacy Principles (TPPs). The TPPs were introduced by the Information Privacy Act 2014 (ACT) on 1 September 2014 and apply to ACT public sector agencies.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released for public comment on an exposure draft of the remaining three chapters of the Guide to privacy regulatory action (the Guide). Exposure drafts of the other six chapters of the Guide were released for public comment in November 2014 and are in the process of being finalised.
Organisations are being warned to watch out for unusual email requests for membership lists.