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

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EDR scheme applications

The OAIC is starting to receive applications for recognition under the Privacy Act from external dispute resolution (EDR) schemes. The first application, from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, has now been published on a new webpage that will eventually hold information about all applications and about those EDR schemes that are recognised.

eHealth Annual Report tabled

The Annual Report of the Information Commissioner's eHealth activities 2012–13 was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday 3 December 2013. The report includes information about the OAIC’s compliance, enforcement, advice, liaison activities under both the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 and the Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010.

40th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum

The 40th APPA Forum is currently underway, with the meeting being hosted by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, Australia. Representatives from 11 privacy authorities and observers have gathered to discuss a variety of privacy related topics over the next two days.

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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