26 September 2023

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May date for Privacy Week

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has announced that its annual Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) for 2018 is to be held from 13 to 19 May.

The theme for PAW 2018 will be Privacy: From Principles to Practice. The event will also commemorate 30 years of the Privacy Act 1988.

The week will be launched with a business breakfast on 14 May and for individuals interested in PAW, OAIC offers a newsletter that can be subscribed to at this PS News link.

Diplomats’ expelled from Russia

The Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs have announced that the Russian Government is to expel two Australian diplomats.

The Ministers said was not an unexpected reaction following Australia’s decision to expel two Russian diplomats.

They said the Australian action was taken in concert with 28 other nations responding to an attempted assassination of a former Russian spy on British soil on 4 March.

“Our first priority is to look after our staff by assisting those who will be returning to Australia,” the Ministers said. They asked the media to respect the privacy of the expelled diplomats.

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