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Reappointment of Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner

Media Release

I am pleased to announce that Ms Angelene Falk has been reappointed as Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner for a period of three years.

Since her appointment in 2018, Ms Falk has effectively led the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). She has worked to increase the Australian public’s trust and confidence in the protection of personal information by promoting the understanding of privacy issues and effectively resolving privacy complaints and investigations.

Under Ms Falk’s leadership, the OAIC has launched its first civil penalty proceedings for an interference with privacy, implemented the Consumer Data Right privacy safeguards, increased international regulatory cooperation and provided guidance on a range of privacy issues that have emerged throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On behalf of the Australian Government, I congratulate Ms Falk on her reappointment and thank her for her tireless work in these important roles.

Biography

Ms Falk was admitted as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of NSW in 1998 and holds an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Ms Falk has held senior positions in the OAIC since 2012. Her experience extends across industries and areas of expertise, including data breach prevention and management, data sharing, credit reporting, digital health and access to information.

More information about the work of the OAIC is available on the OAIC website.