We have a range of regulatory responsibilities and powers under the Privacy Act 1988 and the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and other legislation.
The documents below outline our approach to using our regulatory powers. They’re designed to guide our decision-making process when taking regulatory action on privacy, freedom of information, Consumer Data Right and digital health issues, as well as our international efforts.
Organisations with obligations under the Privacy Act or FOI Act, as well as the public, will also find them helpful to understand our regulatory approach.
The OAIC acknowledges Traditional Custodians of Country across Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We pay our respect to First Nations people, cultures and Elders past and present.