On 1 November 2010 the Office of the Privacy Commissioner was integrated into the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and a new website established at www.oaic.gov.au.
This section provides a basic introduction to what privacy is and what the Privacy Act 1988 covers.
In this section:
- What is privacy?
Find out about different types of privacy and which types our Office can help with.
- Privacy Act snapshot
Get a short overview of what the Privacy Act covers and how it works.
- Who's covered?
The Privacy Act covers a number of different agencies and organisations. Find out more...
- Who can help me?
There are plenty of places that can help you with privacy. Find out more...
Look here for a wide range of Australian and international privacy related links.
- Community attitudes
Find out about our research into attitudes to privacy.
Get a snapshot of the history of Australian privacy regulation.