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General Data Protection Regulation guidance for Australian businesses

The OAIC has published new guidance for Australian businesses on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

Introducing the APS Privacy Code

As part of an address to the AGS FOI and Privacy Forum on May 19, Commissioner Pilgrim outlined the reasons and aspirations behind the introduction of the APS Privacy Code.

What’s on this Privacy Awareness Week

Explore the latest privacy trends, issues, and solutions at one of our Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) events in Sydney or Canberra this May.

Updated guidance on ‘personal information’

On 19 January, the Federal Court of Australia published its decision in the matter of Privacy Commissioner v Telstra, providing important guidance as to what is ‘personal information’ in terms of the Privacy Act 1988.

Parents encouraged to #talkb4sharing

By: Julie Inman Grant, Children’s eSafety Commissioner

Like a lot of mums, I was excited about my children entering primary school this year. As with many parents, my first inclination will be to take a photo of them in their school uniforms, and to share this milestone with family and friends through social media. If you’re like me, with family overseas or far away, social media becomes the ‘global photo album for remote relatives.’