Privacy statement

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), as part of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), is subject to the Privacy Act 1988 which requires that we comply with the Australian Privacy Principles set out in the Act. The principles set out how Australian Government agencies should collect, use, store and disclose personal information and how individuals can access records containing their personal information.

About this website

We are committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

While every effort is made to protect information transmitted to this site over the internet, there is a possibility this information could be accessed by a third party while in transit.

Information logged

When you visit this site, the following information is logged:

  • the operating system and browser you are using
  • your domain name (eg, .com, .au)
  • the address of the referring site (the previous site you visited that linkedto ours, typically a search engine)
  • your servers IP address (the network address of your internet serviceproviders server)
  • the date and time of your visit
  • the pages you visited and files you downloaded.

This information is only used for statistical analysis and system administration. No attempt is made to identify users or their browsing habits except if required in the unlikely event of an investigation by a law enforcement agency.

Email addresses

We will only record your email address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and it will not be added to a mailing list unless you supplied it to us for that reason. It will not be disclosed without your consent.


A cookie is an electronic token that is passed to your browser when you access a website, typically used to store preferences.

This site includes cookies from these website management services: Google Analytics (for web statistics) and Cloudflare (to give you a better browsing experience through faster page delivery and increased security). Please refer to these vendors’ websites for full details of their services. Usage of such services is common across the web industry and our usage does not imply any endorsement of these vendors or their services.

We do not use any other cookies.

This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites.

Rules to protect the privacy of Australians

The minister responsible for ASD is also required to make privacy rules to protect the privacy of Australians, as explained under Legislation.