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

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Latest media releases

UN privacy rapporteur to join Australian Privacy Awareness Week 2016

Acting Australian Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, announced today that this year’s Privacy Awareness Week will take on an international perspective, with the first visit to Australia by the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Privacy, Professor Joseph (Joe) Cannataci.

TeleChoice resolution provides remedy to affected individuals and offers better security for all customers

The Acting Australian Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Business Service Brokers Pty Ltd (trading as TeleChoice), following an incident in which the personal information of former TeleChoice customers was found in a shipping container located on publically accessible land. The information included the records of individuals who were TeleChoice customers prior to 31 March 2013.

Annual Report 2014–15: working with government, business and communities to protect Australian privacy

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has today released its 2014–15 Annual Report. The report highlights the OAIC’s significant achievements in privacy and freedom of information (FOI) regulation.

Survey of child-targeted websites and apps reveals progress on privacy protection, but parental involvement still the key

Websites and mobile apps that target children should limit the amount of personal information that they collect about children, and ensure that adequate protective controls for parents are in place where personal information is collected.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner cooperates with international counterparts to finalise Adobe investigation

The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has found that Adobe Systems Software Ireland Pty Ltd (Adobe) breached the Privacy Act 1988, following a cyber-attack that affected at least 38 million Adobe customers globally, including over 1.7 million Australians.

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