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New guide paves way for better data privacy management

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and CSIRO’s Data61 have released a guide to assist organisations to de-identify their data effectively. The practical and accessible guide is for Australian organisations that handle personal information and are considering sharing or releasing it to meet their ethical responsibilities and legal obligations, such as those under the Privacy Act 1988.

Information governance for the information age: OAIC Corporate Plan released

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its Corporate Plan for 2017–18 — outlining its priorities and key success factors.

Commissioner calls for action as privacy concerns grow

Australians are concerned about online privacy, but are not using options already available to protect themselves. That’s the key finding from a national survey released today by the Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner — who says both businesses and consumers “have work to do”.

Privacy Awareness Week launched for 2017

With privacy attracting a record level of attention from Australian consumers and communities, Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has today previewed key events of this year’s Privacy Awareness Week (15 to 19 May 2017).

Data + Privacy Asia Pacific Conference 2017

Privacy and data protection regulators from across the Asia Pacific region will join Australian industry leaders and data experts for the Data + Privacy Asia Pacific Conference in Sydney on 12 July this year.