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.

Contact details for the OAIC can be found on our Contact us page.

Latest News

Recent online security incidents

In the last week, there have been reports of two high profile incidents involving people’s personal information becoming available online. Incidents of this nature highlight the importance of managing and protecting the security of personal information, particularly in the online environment.

36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The 36th International conference of data protection and privacy Commissioners is currently underway in Mauritius. Running from 13 to 16 October, this annual conference hosts speakers from privacy and data protection authorities around the world. The theme for the 2014 conference is ‘A World Order for Data Protection’.

> Visit the conference website

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.

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Changes to privacy law

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

> Read more: Privacy law reform

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