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In this section you will find current news from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

For media enquiries and interview requests please contact media@oaic.gov.au or call 0407 663 968.

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Latest News

My Health Record opt-out period has commenced

From today until 15 October 2018, you have the choice to advise the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) if you do not want a My Health Record to be automatically created for you.

Commencement of the Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code

The Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code (the Code) came into effect on 1 July 2018, requiring Australian Government Agencies to move to a best practice approach to privacy governance across the APS, with the ongoing support of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

Information Publication Scheme — 2018 Survey of Australian Government agencies

The 2018 Information Publication Scheme (IPS) Survey of Australian Government agencies that are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) has commenced.

If you have any questions or require further information about the IPS Survey, please contact Mabel Dela Cruz of ORIMA Research on (02) 6109 6300 or surveys@orima.com or OAIC contact officer Emma Liddle Acting Director FOI on (02) 9284 9717 or emma.liddle@oaic.gov.au.

General Data Protection Regulation commences 25 May

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR will harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, and replace existing national data protection rules.

2018 PAW Business Breakfast

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and the complexity of the modern privacy landscape were the key discussion points for the Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) Business Breakfast yesterday morning.

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