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Pokémon GO

14 July 2016

Pokémon GO: Statement by the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim

I am aware of recent media reports of the Pokémon GO app accessing a significant amount of users’ personal information. My office has made enquiries with the provider of the app to ensure the personal information of users is being managed in accordance with the Australian Privacy Act.

This is a timely reminder that people need to read the privacy policies of all smartphone apps before signing up. This way people can make an informed decision about if they want to use an app.

If anyone has any concerns about how their personal information has been managed they can get in touch with my office at www.oaic.gov.au or on 1300 363 992.