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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.

‘One stop shop’ for privacy, FOI and information policy just got better

The Office of the Australian Information Commission (OAIC) today launched a new website providing a ‘one stop shop’ for information about privacy, freedom of information (FOI) and information policy. The OAIC website ( will continue to deliver integrated content and includes a range of new features.

Australians better protected with mandatory data breach notification

The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has welcomed the mandatory data breach notification laws announced by the Attorney-General the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP today. The proposed laws, to commence on 12 March 2014, require notification of serious data breaches that will result in a real risk of serious harm.

Take time to protect your privacy during Cyber Security Awareness Week

Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim today encouraged all Australians to take steps to protect their personal information during National Cyber Security Awareness Week (20 to 24 May 2013). The aim of the Awareness Week is to help people understand the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information when online.