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

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Swiping right and privacy rights

Dating apps are all about getting personal.

But they can also share a lot of your personal information, and not just with your hook ups.

So before sending your smoothest icebreaker, check how you can protect your personal information when sharing your dating profile.

Easy ways to protect your privacy this Safer Internet Day

This Safer Internet Day, take charge of how much personal information you share and make public with these quick privacy tips for using Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook.

OAIC launches interactive performance portal

We have released a new interactive performance portal that highlights key results from our 2015–16 Annual Report in a simple and engaging way that, we hope, shows how the OAIC is performing and delivering on key privacy and FOI functions for the Australian community.

28 January is Data Protection Day — are your digital accounts data-tight?

28 January 2017 is the 11th annual Data Protection Day — to mark the occasion, check the security of your digital accounts, and encourage others to do the same.

Privacy: the diamond in the rough for start-up businesses

Safeguarding privacy has never been more important to a start-up’s success. 

In today’s tech-driven world, many start-up businesses rely on customers’ personal information — just think of wearable fitness trackers or social media apps.