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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 APP Guidelines Chapters 12 and 13

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released the third and final tranche of Australian Privacy Principles (APP) Guidelines for consultation. The third tranche covers APPs 12 and 13 (Part 5). The consultation runs until COB Monday 16 December 2013.

OAIC Annual Report 2012–13 released

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's (OAIC) Annual Report for 2012–13 was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday 30th October. The OAIC is required to prepare an annual report on the OAIC’s operations, including a report on the freedom of information matters and the privacy matters under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 (Cth). The Annual Report reflects on the OAIC’s activities in 2012–13 financial year and includes reports on data collected from Australian Government ministers and agencies in relation to activity under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

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Survey data published on data.gov.au

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published the data from the 2013 and 2007 Community Attitudes to Privacy surveys.

AAPT breached Privacy Act

The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has found AAPT Limited breached the Privacy Act for failing to adequately protect customer data from unauthorised access.

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.