Australian Privacy Efforts Receive International Acclaim
PRIVACY—AUSTRALIAFebruary 18, 2010
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) was recently shortlisted for PublicAffairsAsia magazine's international Gold Standard Awards. The OPC is one of three finalists in the "Stakeholder Engagement" category for its Australian Privacy Awards and Medal programs. "The Australian Privacy Awards and Medal are a world first," says Australian Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis. "It is the first time that a country's privacy regulator has hosted such programs to reward good privacy initiatives in the corporate, not-for-profit and public sectors, as well as acknowledging the work of an individual in the privacy sphere." Privacy lawmaker Michael Kirby also received international recognition in recent weeks when he was named the Electronic Privacy Information Center's 2010 International Privacy Champion.