The Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner, Angelene Falk, has been re-appointed for another three years, through to August 2024.
“This is a pivotal time for both privacy and freedom of information,” she said, after Attorney-General Michaelia Cash announced Falk would continue in the job.
“Over the next three years we will uphold and advance these rights to enable citizens and businesses to safeguard personal information and harness its benefits, for individuals and the economy, while we encourage an open-by-design approach to information access across government.”
That includes regulating the online environment and high privacy-impact technologies, as well as expanding the Consumer Data Right, advising on and implementing proposed reforms to the Privacy Act 1988, and increasing proactive publication of government-held information, she added.
Falk was appointed commissioner in August 2018, having held senior positions in the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) since 2012.