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Managing information and privacy

Find how information and privacy are managed in the Australian Public Service (APS).

Australian Privacy Principles

The APPs cover the collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information. They regulate the handling of personal information by Australian government agencies and some private sector organisations.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Authorities covering common business activities

General records authorities (GRAs) set out requirements for keeping, destroying or transferring records of business common to many agencies. Provides links to the current set of General records authorities.

National Archives of Australia

Freedom of information

The FOI Act is the legislative basis for open government in Australia and covers Australian Government ministers and most agencies. This section is about the FOI Act as it applies across the Australian Government.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)

An independent Australian Government agency established under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 and has three functions: freedom of information, privacy and government information policy.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Privacy obligations for Commonwealth contracts

Advice on the privacy obligations which contractors to Commonwealth Government agencies have under the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

The Privacy act

Regulates the handling of personal information about individuals. This includes the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Training and events calendar

The National Archives of Australia offers records management training. The training calendar link within the course description provides details of upcoming course dates and venue locations.

National Archives of Australia

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