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Australians continue to exercise choice and control over their personal information: OAIC Annual Report 2016–17 released

We have released our Annual Report for 2016–17 — highlighting our proactive and engaged approach to privacy and FOI regulation, ensuring that businesses and agencies are better placed to meet their responsibilities to communities.

The OAIC continued to deal with a significant workload in its privacy regulator activities. 

‘Developments in technological, social, commercial and government service delivery environments continue to drive increasing community and professional interest in privacy and privacy governance,’ said Timothy Pilgrim, Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner.

‘This is evidenced by the office receiving 17 per cent more privacy complaints than last year.’

We also made progress in resolving FOI matters — receiving 24 per cent more Information Commissioner reviews, the largest number of applications received by the OAIC since its establishment in November 2010 — and increasing the number of reviews finalised by 13% compared to last year.

» Read the media release

» Annual Report 2016–17