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Latest media releases

Know your rights under new privacy laws

In just nine months time, Australian privacy laws are set to change and Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim wants Australians to understand what this means for them and their privacy rights.

Information security is now the major issue affecting consumer privacy

Marking the start of Privacy Awareness Week 2013, 190 privacy professionals gathered this morning to hear about information security and privacy issues, and significant privacy reforms due to commence in March 2014.

Privacy Awareness Week 2013 – Get in on the Act

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is gearing up for its biggest Privacy Awareness Week yet. Kicking off on 29 April, the OAIC is focussing on privacy law reform as the theme for this year’s campaign.

Australian Privacy Commissioner: 2013 — a big year for privacy

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is advising Australians that 2013 is shaping up to be the biggest year for privacy in over 20 years. In recognition of Data Privacy Day, held on 28 January 2013, Mr Pilgrim is reminding Australians to take steps to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint.

Privacy Commissioner — Pay your bills to avoid new year credit defaults

The Privacy Commissioner is urging Australians to be aware that if they don’t pay their credit card bills and loans on time, it may impact on their ability to get credit in the future. Recent reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that received Royal Assent yesterday mean that credit reporting agencies will soon be allowed to collect new kinds of credit-related personal information.