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Latest media releases

Privacy is a priority for the Australian community

Results from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) 2013 Community Attitudes to Privacy survey were released today. The survey results show that Australians are becoming more concerned about privacy risks. People expect the organisations they deal with to take effective steps to safeguard their personal information.

Mobile app developers need to put privacy first

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has today released Mobile privacy: A better practice guide for mobile app developers.

New Australian Privacy Principles guidance released for public consultation

The Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan and the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Mr Timothy Pilgrim have released draft Australian Privacy Principle (APP) Guidelines for public consultation.

Privacy Commissioner: Website privacy policies are too long and complex

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released the results of a ‘privacy sweep’ of the websites most used by Australians. The sweep was part of the first international internet privacy sweep, an initiative of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN).

Community Attitudes to Privacy research starts today

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) study on community attitudes to privacy starts today. The Community Attitudes to Privacy survey explores changes in attitudes to privacy across a range of areas and considers privacy issues associated with new and emerging technologies.