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

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Latest News

Stay Smart Online

This week is Stay Smart Online week, an awareness week that aims to help Australians of all ages to stay smart and safe online.

eBay data breach — statement

The Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has made a statement on the eBay data breach.

New spent convictions fact sheet released

The OAIC has published a new privacy fact sheet about the Commonwealth Spent Convictions Scheme.

Plain English summary of law reform changes

Changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) that commenced on 12 March this year are the biggest we’ve seen in 25 years, covering a range of topics and having an impact on business, government, not-for-profits and individuals.

The truth about your credit report

The 12 March 2014 changes to the Privacy Act 1988 included some big changes to the way that the credit reporting system works in Australia.

This Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is focussed on ensuring that individuals know their rights in regards to credit reporting.