Organisation

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Acronym
OAIC
Owning Institution
Government of Australia

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1 Dec 2017

Are real estate agents covered by the Privacy Act?

Report

4 May 2017

Australians are more concerned about their online privacy than they were five years ago. And it seems that Australians continue to experience the privacy risks that may travel with new technology; with around one-in-four regretting social media activity and a similar percentage knowing a victim...

Research report

23 Aug 2016

Avid Life Media Inc. (ALM) is a company that operates a number of adult dating websites. The largest website operated by ALM is Ashley Madison, which is targeted at people seeking a discreet affair. ALM is headquartered in Canada, but its websites have a global...

Research report

13 Jul 2016

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) undertook a privacy assessment of the Woolworths loyalty program (Woolworths Rewards) to assess whether the program:

managed personal information in an open and transparent way as required by Australian Privacy Principle (APP) 1 notified individuals of...

Research report

13 Jul 2016

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) undertook a privacy assessment of the Coles flybuys loyalty program (flybuys) to assess whether the program:

managed personal information in an open and transparent way as required by Australian Privacy Principle (APP) 1 notified individuals of...

Research report

26 Oct 2015

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has today released its 2014–15 Annual Report. The report highlights the OAIC’s significant achievements in privacy and freedom of information (FOI) regulation.

‘In terms of our privacy functions, the OAIC’s focus this year was on working...

Research report

12 Nov 2014

This investigation found that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection breached the Privacy Act 1988 by failing to adequately protect the personal information of approximately 9,250 asylum seekers.

Overview

On 21 February 2014, the Australian Information Commissioner opened an own motion...

Research report

29 Apr 2013

This guide is intended to help agencies and private sector businesses comply with the information security requirements under the Privacy Act.

Key messages:

This guide is intended for entities, including Australian, ACT and Norfolk Island Government agencies, and private sector organisations that...

Research report

22 Apr 2013

The 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) replace the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) for agencies from 12 March 2014. The APPs are found in the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Cth).

Part 1 of this Guide summarises the key differences between the two...

Research report

22 Apr 2013

The 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) replace the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) for organisations from 12 March 2014. The APPs are found in the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Cth).

Part 1 of this Guide summarises the key differences between the two...

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