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GPs, gyms, and childcare centres may have obligations under the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme — will your organisation?

Private sector health service providers will be required to notify affected individuals and the Australian Information Commissioner of data breaches that are likely to cause serious harm under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.

Retailers — check out mandatory data breach reporting obligations and prepare for 2018

Australians increasingly provide personal information to retailers to purchase products online, or to gain rewards — almost three quarters of Australians are signed up to a store loyalty program.

Notifiable Data Breaches webinar this November

Register now to attend a webinar hosted by the OAIC on 21 November, which will focus on the key requirements of the upcoming Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.

Australians continue to exercise choice and control over their personal information: OAIC Annual Report 2016–17 released

We have released our Annual Report for 2016–17 — highlighting our proactive and engaged approach to privacy and FOI regulation, ensuring that businesses and agencies are better placed to meet their responsibilities to communities.

OAIC to visit Adelaide

Adelaide is the latest city the OAIC will visit as part of its national calendar of privacy events.