Research papers on Privacy Act published

28 April 2021

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  • Download research papers commissioned by the OAIC 
  • The papers cover a range of privacy issues 

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published a set of research papers commissioned in the lead up to the Australian Government’s review of the Privacy Act 1988.

The papers were prepared externally and cover a range of regulatory issues such as the definition of personal information, concepts of notice and consent, and global regulation of digital platforms.

The research was commissioned to inform consideration of key privacy issues and specific questions. Some papers were used as reference material in the OAIC’s submission to the review, which is available on our website.

All papers were independently prepared and represent the views and assessments of the external providers.

The OAIC is publishing the papers to assist other stakeholders in considering contemporary privacy issues including those raised through the review. The research papers can be downloaded below.

The list of papers available to download are below. If you are unable to access a document, please contact the OAIC for an alternative format at

Download the research papers

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