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‘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.

Do your favourite websites pass the privacy test?

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) will this week conduct an ‘internet sweep’ of the websites most used by Australians.

Privacy — a year round commitment

Privacy Awareness Week 2013 ends tomorrow. However, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is reminding business and government agencies to focus on privacy all year.