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Latest media releases

Launch of new Framework to embed privacy culture

To mark the start of Privacy Awareness Week, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has launched a new Privacy management framework to assist public and private sector organisations to meet their ongoing compliance obligations and embed a culture that respects privacy.

Australian Privacy Commissioner accepts enforceable undertaking to enhance information security at Optus

The Australian Privacy Commissioner (the Commissioner) has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Optus, following three significant privacy incidents where the security of personal information held by Optus was compromised. This is the first enforceable undertaking made under the reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 which came into effect on 12 March 2014.

Privacy law reform report card

Today marks the first anniversary of the most significant changes to Australian privacy laws in over 25 years. On 12 March 2014, changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) commenced.

Australian Information Commissioner releases report into FOI processing at the Department of Human Services

The Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan has released an investigation report into freedom of information (FOI) processing at the Department of Human Services (DHS).

Global privacy authorities urge app marketplaces to make links to privacy policies mandatory

Privacy enforcement authorities from around the world are calling on app marketplaces to make it mandatory for mobile app developers to post links to privacy policies prior to download if they’re going to collect personal information.