OAIC wins international privacy awards


By Jonathan Nally
Wednesday, 11 October, 2017


OAIC wins international privacy awards

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) was presented with two awards at the recent International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) for its 2015 joint investigation into the Ashley Madison data breach of 2015.

The awards were the ICDPPC Chair’s Grand Award for Innovation and the award for excellence in Dispute Resolution, Compliance and Enforcement.

Each award was jointly won by the OAIC, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the United States Federal Trade Commission.

In what now seems like such a small data breach — compared to Yahoo’s recent admission that 3 billion of its customers’ records were hacked — the Ashley Madison breach saw 36 million customers’ details compromised.

The full list of ICDPPC winners can be read here.

Pictured: Presentation of the awards at the ICDPPC. Courtesy OAIC.

Follow us and share on Twitter and Facebook

Related News

US Cyber Command, NSA team to keep elections secure

The US is "laser focused" on securing its election processes from foreign interference,...

OVIC updates security incident notification scheme details

The scheme requires agencies or bodies to inform OVIC of incidents that compromise the...

US NASCIO calls for harmonised security regulations

Cybersecurity features heavily in the the US National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) list of...


  • All content Copyright © 2020 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd