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Latest media releases

Privacy Awareness Week ends, global sweep of apps begins!

Privacy Awareness Week 2014 ends tomorrow. However, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is reminding business, government agencies and the community to focus on privacy all year.

Mobile apps in the spotlight during Privacy Awareness Week

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is calling on Australians to take steps during Privacy Awareness Week (4–10 May 2014) to protect their privacy when using mobile apps.

Up front and personal: Privacy reform and customers

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) kicked off Privacy Awareness Week in Sydney this morning with a business breakfast about new privacy laws and consumer rights.

Find out the truth about your privacy rights

With a third of Australians reporting they had a privacy problem in the last year, and almost 3000 privacy complaints received by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in the last 12 months, Privacy Awareness Week (4–10 May 2014) is the perfect time for people to find out about their privacy rights under new privacy laws.

Multicard Pty Ltd breaches Privacy Act

The Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has found Multicard Pty Ltd breached the Privacy Act 1988 by making the personal information of approximately 9,000 Maritime Security Identity Card (MSIC) applicants available online.