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Latest media releases

Annual Report 2014–15: working with government, business and communities to protect Australian privacy

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has today released its 2014–15 Annual Report. The report highlights the OAIC’s significant achievements in privacy and freedom of information (FOI) regulation.

Survey of child-targeted websites and apps reveals progress on privacy protection, but parental involvement still the key

Websites and mobile apps that target children should limit the amount of personal information that they collect about children, and ensure that adequate protective controls for parents are in place where personal information is collected.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner cooperates with international counterparts to finalise Adobe investigation

The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has found that Adobe Systems Software Ireland Pty Ltd (Adobe) breached the Privacy Act 1988, following a cyber-attack that affected at least 38 million Adobe customers globally, including over 1.7 million Australians.

Protection of children’s privacy in focus

How well do websites and mobile apps protect the privacy of the children that they target? The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) will find out this week, when it takes part in the third Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) Privacy Sweep.

Privacy Awareness Week: practical tips to protect your privacy

As part of Privacy Awareness Week activities, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released a series of resources to raise awareness of privacy rights for individuals.