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

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Thank you for the freedom (of information)

The nation of Sweden has a long history of developing new ideas which take off across the world. Just think of seat belts, flat packed furniture, or their most famous export, ABBA.   

But did you know this Scandinavian nation is also the founding point of freedom of information laws?

“One giant leap” or “Houston, we have a problem”? De-identification as a privacy enhancing tool

Does de-identification have the potential to protect people’s privacy in large public data sets, or is it a privacy ‘unicorn’?

Have your say on the draft Open Government National Action Plan

The Australian Government has released the draft of the first Open Government National Action Plan for public consultation. Anyone can provide feedback on the plan through a written submission, up until 14 November.

OAIC Annual Report 2015–16

We have released our annual report for 2015–16, which documents a pivotal and highly successful year for the OAIC.

Panellists at the OAIC’s de-identification workshop announced

De-identification is one of the most important, and fastest moving subjects in privacy management right now, and OAIC is soon hosting a workshop on de-identification as a means to protect privacy in data sharing and data analytics projects.

We’re delighted to announce a diverse expert panel who will provide insights into the legal, social, privacy and technical issues of this critical privacy challenge.

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