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

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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.

Privacy tips for the festive season

At this busy time of year it is easy to forget about protecting your privacy, but people share a lot of information over the festive season — online shopping, giveaways, competitions and loyalty cards all ask you to share your personal information.

Acting Australian Information Commissioner opens the 2015 iappANZ Summit

This month Acting Australian Information Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, opened the annual International Association of Privacy Professionals Australia & New Zealand (iappANZ) Summit in Melbourne, and took the opportunity to highlight international privacy developments that will impact how business, government and the OAIC approach privacy and data protection.

OAIC website upgrade

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has launched an upgraded and enhanced website, with a range of new accessibility and useability features.

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