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In this section you will find current news from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

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Privacy Awareness Week 2016 website launch

This year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) will run from 15 to 21 May and is set to be the most interesting and stimulating yet; incorporating the first visit to Australia by the new United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, Professor Joseph (Joe) Cannataci.

Data breaches — your plan to be well prepared

Data breaches involving personal information can happen in any organisation, so being prepared for this ‘what if’ is a critical risk planning step.

Prior preparation is the key to minimising reputational risk, cost and disruption in the event of a breach, which is why the OAIC has released a new guide to assist your organisation to develop a clear Data Breach Response Plan.

New network for privacy professionals launching this June

The OAIC will shortly establish a new Privacy Professionals Network (PPN) bringing together, for the first time, public and private sector privacy professionals in one network.

Data Privacy Day: how is your personal information being used?

Every day we share hundreds of small details about ourselves online, whether it is our phone number, a status update on social media, credit card details to buy online, a trail of cookie crumbs to use our favourite forum, or our name, date of birth, address and email address to access online services or apps.

Although these details may seem insignificant on their own, together they create your online identity — a profile and picture of who you are, what you do and how you behave.

Protecting privacy in a cross-border world

Each year more and more Australians are engaging in transactions and communications with people and companies all over the world; and using personal information in the process.

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