What's on in 2014

This page lists the events that the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) will be participating in during Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2014.

  1. Monday 5 May
  2. Tuesday 6 May
  3. Wednesday 7 May
  4. Thursday 8 May
  5. Friday 9 May

Further events will added as they are confirmed.

Monday 5 May 2014

'Up front and personal' Privacy Awareness Week launch event — breakfast

To launch Privacy Awareness Week, the OAIC will hold a business breakfast event.

This year’s breakfast is about privacy and your customers. The program will focus on the transparency of personal information handling practices and building an organisational culture that respects privacy.Image: PAW 2013 business breakfast

When: Monday 5 May 2014
Time: 7:30–9:30am (arrivals from 7am)
Where: Heritage Ballroom, The Westin Hotel, No 1 Martin Place, Sydney

Tickets on sale now.

Complaint handling workshop

Want to find out more about how the OAIC conciliates privacy complaints? Are you looking for advice on how to improve your organisation’s complaint handling practices?

Following the breakfast, we are offering a practical compliance and complaint handling workshop.

Tickets on sale now.

Tuesday 6 May

iappANZ and Gilbert + Tobin breakfast debate

The Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan will join other panellists to speak on the topic ‘Serious invasions of privacy in the digital age — where to for Australia?’

Time: 7:30–9:00am
Venue: Gilbert + Tobin, 2 Park Street, Sydney

For further information and registration details contact iappANZ

HP Information Governance Forum 2014

The Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan will speak on privacy law reform. For further information and registration details contact the event organisers.

iappANZ and Commonwealth Bank presentation

The Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, will join other panellists in a discussion on ‘Data breach — where are your vulnerabilities and are you ready?’

Time: 5:30–7:00pm
Venue: Commonwealth Bank Colonial Theatre, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney

For further information and registration details contact iappANZ

Wednesday 7 May

OAIC webinar on credit reporting

As part of Privacy Awareness Week 2014, the OAIC is hosting a webinar about the changes to consumer credit reporting laws in Australia.

The webinar is primarily aimed at staff in organisations who deal with credit reporting complaints, for example external dispute resolution (EDR) schemes, consumer credit legal centres and financial counsellors who want to understand more about the new credit reporting laws from the regulator’s perspective. However, the webinar is open to anybody who has an interest in the credit reporting laws.

Best of all, the webinar is free!

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2014

Time: 12:30–1:30pm (AEST)

Registration is now open.  There is a maximum limit of 100 attendees so please register early to secure a place.

CeBIT eGovernment conference 2014

Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan, will be speaking on 'Information Security: Balancing Privacy Protection and Open Government' at the CeBIT eGovernment Conference 2014.

Thursday 8 May

Defining the Sensor Society conference

The Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, will speak about privacy and big data at the University of Queensland’s ‘Defining the Sensor Society’ conference. This is a public event, and will also include presentations from Professor Edward Felten, Director of the Centre for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, and the Honourable Michael Kirby.

Time: 8:30-9:00am
Where: University of Queensland
Contact: Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland to register.

Privacy matters public lecture

The Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, will speak about the recent changes to privacy law and how they have an impact on individuals. He will also speak about community awareness of privacy issues in the face of constant changes in technology and the way that information is stored, shared and handled.

This is a free public lecture at Griffith University.

Time: 10:00–11:00am
Where: Griffith University
Contact: Griffith University to register.

iappANZ and McAfee Privacy Awareness Week lunch

The Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim will join other panellists in a discussion on ‘Data breach — where are your vulnerabilities and are you ready?’

Time: 12:30–1:45pm
Venue: Gadens Lawyers, Level 11, 111 Eagle Street Brisbane

For further information and registration details contact iappANZ

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