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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.

‘Tis the season to get serious about direct marketing and privacy

They may call it the silly season, but if you own a business or work in marketing now’s as good a time as any to get serious about getting direct marketing right.

Teens, privacy and social media

The following is a guest contribution from Andree Wright, the Acting Children’s eSafety Commissioner.

At the eSafety Office we see first-hand many of the great benefits of being online. Sadly, we also see some of the negatives.