6 August 2021

Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk has been reappointed for another 3-year term, to August 2024.

The reappointment was announced today by Attorney-General Michaelia Cash.

Commissioner Falk said:

“I am honoured to continue to lead the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the important work we do to protect and promote personal information privacy and access to government-held information.

This is a pivotal time for both privacy and freedom of information. Over the next 3 years we will uphold and advance these rights to enable citizens and businesses to safeguard personal information and harness its benefits, for individuals and the economy, while we encourage an open-by-design approach to information access across government.

This includes regulating the online environment and high privacy impact technologies, expanding the Consumer Data Right, advising on and implementing proposed reforms to the Privacy Act 1988, and increasing proactive publication of government held information.

In tackling the tasks ahead I look forward to continued national and international cooperation with privacy, information access, cybersecurity, online safety, and consumer protection regulators. I thank OAIC staff for their commitment and support as we serve the Australian community in the public interest.”