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In this section you will find all of our media releases.

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Latest media releases

Commissioner calls for action as privacy concerns grow

Australians are concerned about online privacy, but are not using options already available to protect themselves. That’s the key finding from a national survey released today by the Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner — who says both businesses and consumers “have work to do”.

Privacy Awareness Week launched for 2017

With privacy attracting a record level of attention from Australian consumers and communities, Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has today previewed key events of this year’s Privacy Awareness Week (15 to 19 May 2017).

Data + Privacy Asia Pacific Conference 2017

Privacy and data protection regulators from across the Asia Pacific region will join Australian industry leaders and data experts for the Data + Privacy Asia Pacific Conference in Sydney on 12 July this year.

Australian privacy and FOI performance portal released

Today the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released an interactive performance portal with key results on privacy and freedom of Information (FOI) for 2015–16, drawing from the OAIC’s annual reports and corporate plans from the past three years. 

Joint Media Statement — 250th Anniversary of Global Freedom of Information – 2 December 2016

Today marks the 250th anniversary of the passage of the world’s first freedom of information legislation, in Sweden. To mark the occasion, Australia’s State and Commonwealth Information Commissioners, and New Zealand’s Ombudsman, have joined forces to promote their commitment to the importance of open government and the right to access government-held information.

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