Safer Internet Day 2021

January 21, 2021 - 10:11am

‘Start the chat’ is the theme for Safer Internet Day (SID) this year and the Office of the Information Commissioner is once again supporting this important initiative on 9 February 2021.


Data Privacy Day helps to build greater awareness and trust

January 13, 2021 - 10:19am

The OIC is once again supporting Data Privacy Day, which is coming up on 28 January 2021.


End of year operating hours for the Office of the Information Commissioner

December 17, 2020 - 11:30am

The Office of the Information Commissioner’s 2020 Christmas operational hours will be as follows:

From 21 December 2020 - Our physical office at 133 Mary Street will not be open to the public between Monday 21 December 2020 and Thursday 24 December 2020.  However, you will still be able to contact us via phone, email and web as our staff will be working remotely during that period.


An Act of Many Tools

December 17, 2020 - 11:29am

The Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009 (the Acts) create a right of access to information. The Acts recognise that this right is not absolute, allowing decision makers to refuse access where release would be contrary to the public interest. But the right is also subject to applicants making applications that allow agencies to understand what is being applied for, which agencies can process with the resources available to them.


OIC attends second virtual meeting with Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities

December 16, 2020 - 9:46am

The OIC and other Australian jurisdictions joined international counterparts for the virtual 54th APPA Forum on 8-10 December 2020, focusing on the privacy implications of COVID-19, facial recognition and artificial intelligence, as well as the future of privacy frameworks.