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

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The OAIC welcomes the appointment of Angelene Falk as Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner

The OAIC welcomes the Attorney-General’s announcement of the appointment of Angelene Falk as Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner for a three year term.

Notifiable Data Breaches second Quarterly report released

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has received 242 notifications under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme in the period 1 April to 30 June 2018, according to the second quarterly statistical report on data breach notifications received under the scheme, released today. This is the first full quarter of operation of the NDB scheme since it commenced on 22 February 2018.

My Health Record opt-out period has commenced

On 10 August 2018, the Minister for Health announced that the opt-out period would be extended until 15 November 2018. This news item has been amended to reflect that.

From today until 15 November 2018, you have the choice to advise the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) if you do not want a My Health Record to be automatically created for you.

Commencement of the Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code

The Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code (the Code) came into effect on 1 July 2018, requiring Australian Government Agencies to move to a best practice approach to privacy governance across the APS, with the ongoing support of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

Information Publication Scheme — 2018 Survey of Australian Government agencies

The 2018 Information Publication Scheme (IPS) Survey of Australian Government agencies that are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) has commenced.

If you have any questions or require further information about the IPS Survey, please contact Mabel Dela Cruz of ORIMA Research on (02) 6109 6300 or surveys@orima.com or OAIC contact officer Emma Liddle Acting Director FOI on (02) 9284 9717 or emma.liddle@oaic.gov.au.

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