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

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FOI stats available in open data format

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published freedom of information (FOI) statistics from 2012–13 in an open data format for the first time.

The statistics track the number of FOI requests to agencies and ministers, the outcome of those requests, compliance with timeframes, use of exemptions and charges and estimated FOI costs and staff time. The statistics also include data from the 2011–12 financial year and an overview of FOI request numbers, charges and costs since 1982, when the Freedom of Information Act commenced.

Privacy assessment of Calvary Private Hospital

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published a privacy assessment report for Calvary Private Hospital ACT.

Revised privacy public interest determination guide released

Revised guidance on applying for privacy public interest determinations (PID) has today been released by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

International money transfers public interest determination applications

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has received two applications for public interest determinations (PIDs) under section 73 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act), one from the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) and one from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).

OAIC signs mutual assistance agreement with Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland (DPCI).