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Privacy Commissioner’s 2015 annual report marks a year of big changes

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards releases his Office's annual report covering his first full year in office.

Privacy Commissioner announces successful privacy research applicants

Privacy Commissioner announces grants for four independent privacy research projects in the inaugural funding round for the Privacy Good Research Fund.

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Free e-learning privacy training modules

Here's an easy way to raise privacy awareness in your organisation. We have online training modules on the Privacy Act, the Health Information Privacy Code and Approved Information Sharing Agreements, with more to follow. Register here today.

Introducing the Priv-o-matic

The Priv-o-matic: our new privacy statement generator. Get your privacy statement sorted in five minutes. All you’ll need is a good understanding of your business. Try it out here.

Privacy Impact Assessment Toolkit

You don’t know what you don’t know is an often-overused adage, but it rings true when it comes to privacy. It’s particularly true when you’re implementing something new in your organisation. That’s why we’ve put together the Privacy Impact Assessment Toolkit to make it easier for you to navigate the privacy implications of your new project.

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