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In this section you will find all of our media releases.

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Latest media releases

Annual report highlights milestones for privacy and information access in 2017–18

Significant changes to privacy regulations and heightened awareness of information handling and access issues have been the hallmarks of 2017–18, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) annual report shows.

Mandatory data breach notification comes into force this Thursday

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released new resources for the Australian public ahead of the commencement of the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme on 22 February 2018.

Australians continue to exercise information rights: OAIC Annual Report 2016–17 released

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its Annual Report for 2016–17 — highlighting its proactive and engaged approach to privacy and FOI regulation.

New guide paves way for better data privacy management

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and CSIRO’s Data61 have released a guide to assist organisations to de-identify their data effectively. The practical and accessible guide is for Australian organisations that handle personal information and are considering sharing or releasing it to meet their ethical responsibilities and legal obligations, such as those under the Privacy Act 1988.

Information governance for the information age: OAIC Corporate Plan released

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its Corporate Plan for 2017–18 — outlining its priorities and key success factors.

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