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These training resources are designed to help organisations and agencies develop or improve their privacy training programs.

Privacy policies for GPs

Being open and transparent with patients about how their personal information is handled by your GP practice is one of the best ways to build trust and confidence. It is also a requirement of the Privacy Act 1988. An APP privacy policy is a key tool for meeting APP 1’s objective of ensuring that APP entities manage personal information in an open and transparent way.

A version of this presentation was delivered by Alun Thomas at a webinar on 11 August 2015.

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Privacy impact assessment (PIA) workshop slides

Conducting a privacy impact assessment (PIA) ensures privacy compliance is designed into projects dealing with personal information from the start. PIA workshops were held during Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2015, geared towards project and information technology managers and privacy contact officers working alongside project teams. Using case studies and practical exercises, participants learnt about the relationship of risk mitigation and corporate governance, the 10 steps to conduct a PIA, mapping of information flows, and developing solutions.

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Introduction to the APPs and the OAIC’s regulatory approach

This presentation summarises the obligations in the Australian Privacy Principles. It also discusses the Privacy Commissioner’s regulatory powers, and his approach to using them. It is a useful training resource for people who are not familiar with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

A version of this presentation was delivered by Este Darin-Cooper at a webinar on 7 May 2015, during Privacy Awareness Week.

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OAIC credit reporting webinar

On 7 May 2014, during Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) ran a sold-out free webinar updating external dispute resolution schemes and consumer credit legal centres on the changes to credit reporting.