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

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Latest News

Notifiable Data Breaches first Quarterly report released

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published the first quarterly report on data breach notifications received under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme, which came into force on 22 February 2018.  

Farewell to Timothy Pilgrim PSM — Australian Information Commissioner and Australian Privacy Commissioner

The staff of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) wish Timothy Pilgrim PSM, the Australian Information Commissioner and Australian Privacy Commissioner, all the best for the future as he retires after 34 years in the Australian Public Service.

The Notifiable Data Breaches scheme commences today

Australian Government agencies and the various organisations required to secure personal information under the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) now have data breach notification and assessment obligations under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.

Data breach preparation and response guide released

Next week — government agencies and businesses must notify you of serious data breaches

In one week, the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme comes into force. The scheme mandates that Australian Government agencies and businesses with obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) must notify you if you are likely to be at risk of serious harm because of a data breach.

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