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

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Community Attitudes to Privacy survey results launched today

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) launched the 2013 Community Attitudes to Privacy survey results today. The survey is a longitudinal survey of privacy attitudes and awareness in the Australian community.

New law reform guidance released

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has today released two sets of guidelines in preparation for new privacy laws on 12 March 2014.

Second stage APP consultation begins

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released the second stage of draft Australian Privacy Principle (APP) Guidelines for public consultation. This stage includes APPs 6–11.

Draft Australian Privacy Principles consultation begins

The Australian Information Commissioner, Professor John McMillan and the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Mr Timothy Pilgrim have released draft Australian Privacy Principle (APP) Guidelines for public consultation.

Professor McMillan said the Guidelines outline how the OAIC will interpret and apply the APPs, which are central to new privacy laws that will commence on 12 March 2014.

Application to register the credit reporting code

On 1 July 2013 the Australasian Retail Credit Association (ARCA) lodged an application with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner for the registration of a new credit reporting (CR) code.

ARCA's application for registration is in response to a request from the Australian Privacy Commissioner, in December 2012, for ARCA to develop the CR code as part of the suite of privacy reforms that will come into effect on 12 March 2014.

The application and accompanying documents are now available. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is currently reviewing the application and proposed CR code.