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A large number of apps demand access to your private information such as location, contacts and text messages. How would you react if real people demanded the same?

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February 2015 - Latest case notes

We have a further two published case notes. Find out more about our work by reading our case notes. Case notes are examples of the types of the complaints that we receive and how we work to resolve them.

Identity Conference 2015

Early Bird registration is now open for the Identity Conference 2015 - Enabling Digital Identity and Privacy in a Connected World.

New Assistant Commissioner (Policy and Operations)

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Joy Liddicoat as our Assistant Commissioner (Policy and Operations).

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Bitcoins and altcoins: a Technology & Privacy presentation

Technologist Vikram Kumar discusses bitcoins and altcoins as well as the privacy innovations and concerns about this emerging technology.

Sharing personal information of families and vulnerable children


Sharing information about an individual is often essential to their safety and wellbeing. For social service agencies to do that job effectively, their people often have to consult to ensure that the right kind of intervention is made. Deciding which laws apply and what information to share can be complicated, but we've created some guiding rules.

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Syndicated privacy news from the Privacy Commissioner, and around the world.