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Case notes demonstrate how Office of the Australian Information Commissioner deals with privacy complaints

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published six new privacy case notes as part of Privacy Awareness Week 2011.

The privacy case notes are:

  • A v Credit Provider [2011] PrivCmrA 1
  • B v Law Firm [2011] PrivCmrA 2
  • C v Charity [2011] PrivCmrA 3
  • D v Charitable Organisation [2011] PrivCmrA 4
  • E v Insurance Company[2011] PrivCmrA 5
  • F v Contract Service Provider [2011] PrivCmrA 6

Asia Pacific Privacy Commissioners ask ‘how private is your profile?’

With social networking increasingly becoming a part of everyday lives, the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) have joined together to remind people to take care with what they share online and familiarise themselves with their social networking sites' privacy policies and settings.

Privacy Commissioner reminds Australians 'It's all about you'

This year, Privacy Awareness Week is being held from 1-7 May 2011. Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim is reminding Australians to take the opportunity to think about the security of their personal information.

Privacy Commissioner releases Vodafone findings

The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has released his findings following an investigation into media reports claiming billing and call records for up to four million Vodafone customers were available on a publically accessible website.

Australian Privacy Commissioner to investigate Vodafone allegations

The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Mr Timothy Pilgrim, will investigate allegations that Vodafone has made the personal information of its customers available via an internet site.