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

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Consultation on credit related research rule commences

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is seeking comment on the draft Privacy (Credit Related Research) Rule 2014. The draft Rule applies to the use or disclosure of de-identified information by credit reporting bodies for the purpose of conducting credit related research.

OAIC’s enforcement approach to new privacy laws: Statement

The Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner have issued a statement about the OAIC’s enforcement approach to new privacy laws from 12 March 2014.

OAIC releases APP guidelines

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has today released the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) guidelines.

Personal information of asylum seekers: Statement

The Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has made a statement on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection — Personal information of asylum seekers data breach.

CR Code registered 22 January 2014

The Credit Reporting Privacy Code (CR Code), a mandatory code that binds credit providers and credit reporting bodies, has today been registered on the OAIC’s Codes Register and will take effect from 12 March 2014.