- Access and correction
- Corporate information
- Credit and finance
- Data accuracy
- Data security / breach
- Direct marketing
- Identity and ID
- Law enforcement and national security
- Law reform
Improperly collecting and disclosing personal information
Collection of sensitive information
Collecting and using personal information for direct marketing
Collection of and access to personal information, and use of preliminary inquiries power
Improper collection of personal information and accuracy of personal information
Improper collection and disclosure of personal information and failure to provide notice of collection of personal information
Unnecessary collection of personal information and failure to provide adequate notice when collecting personal information.
Publication of personal information in a newspaper
Improper gathering and disclosure of personal information
Gathering of information by a government agency
Unnecessary collection of personal information concerning previous work-related injuries by an Australian government agency during a recruitment process.
Collection and disclosure of personal information by an industry group, disclosure of personal information by a utility company.
Unnecessary collection of personal information.
Improper collection of personal information on employment services application forms.
Unnecessary collection of personal information when exchanging a ''cash'' cheque
Improper collection of personal information from a third party / declined to investigate on the basis that the complaint was the subject of an application under another law and the subject-matter of the complaint was being dealt with adequately under that law.
Unnecessary collection of personal information during claims process and broad privacy collection form
Privacy Act 1988 - Part VI - Public Interest Determination No. 11B - Amendments to Public Interest Determinations No.s 11 and 11A - Collection and use of contact details of genetic relatives to enable use or disclosure of genetic information – Effective 25 December 2010 - 14 December 2015 inclusive.
Privacy Act 1988, Part VI – Public Interest Determination No. 11 – Collection and use of contact details of genetic relatives to enable use or disclosure of genetic information - In relation to National Privacy Principles 2.1 and 10.1 - Effective: 15 December 2010 to 14 December 2015 inclusive…
Privacy Act 1988, Part VI – Public Interest Determination No. 11A – Collection and use of contact details of genetic relatives to enable use or disclosure of genetic information - In relation to National Privacy Principles 2.1 and 10.1 - Effective: 15 December 2010 to 14 December 2015 inclusive…
Key Messages Good privacy practices are good for business. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (the Office) is aware that with the adoption of new technologies by many businesses, the practice of scanning proof of identity documents is becoming more common. This practice can, however, create significant privacy risks and could undermi...
Information Sheet (Private Sector) 18 - 2003: Taking reasonable steps to make individuals aware that personal information about them is being collected
Background National Privacy Principles (NPPs) 1.3 and 1.5 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act) aim to make sure that individuals know who collects personal information about them, the purpose of collection and what happens to the information after it is collected. This helps give individuals some control over informa...
Information Sheet (Private Sector) 17 - 2003: Privacy and Personal Information that is Publicly Available
Introduction In carrying on their activities many organisations collect personal information from a range of public sources. These include books, newspapers, magazines, websites, television, radio, telephone directories (hard copy and electronic), share registers, the register of births, deaths and marriages, ASIC company regis...
9 July 10 Australian Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis has concluded her investigation into Google's collection of unsecured WiFi payload data in Australia using Street View vehicles.
Media Release: Doctors can continue to collect information from patients about relatives, says Privacy Commissioner
13 December 2007 The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Karen Curtis, has made two ''Public Interest Determinations'' to continue to allow health service providers to collect health information from patients about their family medical history without seeking the family members'' consent. The information can only be collected where relevant to the pat...
Media Release: Privacy Commissioner: Remember your privacy obligations when collecting information for anti-money laundering purposes
11 December 2007 With the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorism FinancingAct (AML/CTF) coming into effect tomorrow, the Privacy Commissioner, Karen Curtis, has reminded businesses to carefully consider their privacy obligations when collecting personal information for AML/CTF purposes. ''While it is of course im...
20 March 2003 The Office of the Privacy Commissioner today published the latest of its advisory Information Sheets to assist business in its implementation of the Privacy Act - Information Sheet 17- 2003 Privacy and Personal Information that is Publicly Available. "Information Sheet 17 gives helpful and practical advice to organisati...
4 September 2002 "The Privacy Act does not prevent organisations from using the white pages or other public sources of information, rather it is intended to make the collection more transparent to the community at large", said Timothy Pilgrim, Deputy Privacy Commissioner in response to a press release put out by the Fundraising Institute A...
Media Release: Privacy Commissioner responds to privacy concerns raised by Australia Post's Australian Family Lifestyle Survey
12/11/1999 Federal Privacy Commissioner, Malcolm Crompton, today responded to privacy concerns raised about the latest Australian Family Lifestyle Survey. "It is important that consumers are aware that filling in the survey is not compulsory", said Commissioner Crompton. "This is pointed out in the survey." "Some people seem...
Centrelink Data Matching Program Protocol July 2008
This is the July 2008 version of the Centelink Data Matching Program Protocol added to the OAIC's privacy site on 4 January 2013.