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Australian community attitudes to privacy survey 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...
Guide

Guide to health privacy

This guide has been written to help health services providers — from doctors and private sector hospitals, through to allied health professionals, pharmacists, childcare centres and gyms —understand their obligations under the Privacy Act 1988, and embed good privacy in their practice.
Discussion paper

Understanding the value of public sector information in Australia: Issues paper No.2

The Government 2.0 taskforce recommended that the OAIC develop a methodology for reporting to government on the value generated by the publication of public sector information (PSI). Information is a valuable resource. The right information at the right time can expand knowledge, enable innovation, boost...
Guide

Guide to securing personal information

This guide provides guidance on the reasonable steps entities are required to take to protect the personal information they hold from misuse, interference, loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Discussion paper

eHealth record system OAIC enforcement guidelines

The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 requires the Australian Information Commissioner to formulate guidelines outlining how the Commissioner will approach enforcement issues relating to the eHealth record system. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is the independent regulator of privacy aspects...
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Notifiable Data Breaches scheme: 12‑month insights report

Entities regulated by the Privacy Act should review this report and use the learnings to enhance their prevention and response strategies for the benefit of all Australians. One of the key messages taken from this inaugural review of the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme is...
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Open public sector information: from principles to practice

As part of a worldwide movement, the Australian Government is fundamentally changing the way that information is valued, managed, used and shared with others. The concept that best captures this trend is the term 'public sector information' (PSI). This describes data, information or content that...
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Guide to information security

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 are covered by...
Report

Loyalty program assessment: Woolworths Rewards

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 the...
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Loyalty program assessment: Flybuys

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