04 Oct Privacy Chief Reveals Around 2000 Complaints Made to OAIC in 2016-17
At the iappANZ 2017 Summit held in Sydney last Tuesday, Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim revealed that a total of 2,494 privacy complaints had been sent to the OAIC this year.
Pilgrim said that it was an indicator of Australian’s increasing awareness of their privacy rights. He also added that his office was able to resolve 95% of the complaints within 12 months, a performance which he regarded as exceptional for an agency of their size.
Detailed information on the commissioner’s revelations will be included in the OAIC 2016-17 annual report, which is scheduled to be released within the month.