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Our purpose is to promote and uphold privacy and information access rights.

In the OAIC Corporate Plan 2018–19 we determined we would be successful if we:

  • assisted businesses and Australian Government agencies to understand their privacy obligations, and encouraged them to respect and protect the personal information they handle
  • efficiently and effectively took action against suspected interferences with privacy to improve compliance with the Privacy Act
  • helped the community to understand and feel confident to exercise their privacy and information access rights
  • assisted Australian Government agencies to understand their freedom of information (FOI) obligations, and respect and promote access to government information
  • efficiently and effectively carried out our regulatory functions
    under the FOI Act.