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Privacy Commissioner to visit WA, May 30/31

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is pleased to announce that the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, will visit Perth in the last week of May to support a series of privacy awareness and consultation events in WA.

Places are going fast for events focussed on both community and business/agency privacy interests, so we encourage West Australians to join us for your chance to hear, and discuss, the latest developments in Australian privacy.

On Monday May 30, the Commissioner will give a free public address hosted by Edith Cowan University. The event starts at 5:30pm and admission is free.


On Tuesday May 31, we have two events of interest.

Firstly, at 7:30am the Commissioner will be the guest speaker at a business breakfast being hosted by Gilbert & Tobin, Perth. The session will also hear from G&T’s Data Services partner, Peter Leonard, and will explore new sources of value from harnessing data and discuss how privacy compliance can be built in to processes and products, whether resources, agriculture, services or technology. For further details or to register please email

Then at 11am, the OAIC will hold the first meeting of its new Privacy Professionals Network at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth. This hour-long meeting will include updates from the OAIC on current privacy issues such as big data, de-identification, data breach notification, privacy management planning, privacy impact assessments — as well as your chance to talk directly to senior OAIC staff about your questions or concerns over a light lunch. To register please email

We hope to see as many privacy professionals and stakeholders at these events, and, with a calendar of events in other cities being developed, stay tuned for more events in your city soon.