Privacy Awareness Week (4 to 10 May)

May 6, 2014 - 4:06pm

This week is Privacy Awareness Week and to mark the event, we’ve launched a range of new resources encouraging the community and public servants to understand their rights and responsibilities under the Information Privacy Act 2009.

Under the community theme: ‘Privacy. Take charge’, OIC is urging all Queenslanders to take steps to safeguard their personal information when interacting online.

Our new YouTube video ‘Privacy Pronto: Think before you click’ is a cautionary tale for the community showing what can happen when you don’t take control of your privacy.

We’ve launched a poster and checklist (PDF, 515.04 KB) as a guide to help individuals protect their personal information. Members of the public can also take our online privacy quiz to find out what sort of shape they’re in privacy-wise and check out our new infographic (PDF, 408.35 KB) that shows the steps they can take to protect their privacy.

Be sure to check out our latest podcast (MP3, 1789.16 KB) to hear Acting Privacy Commissioner Clare Smith talk about the importance of taking charge of your privacy and protecting your personal information.

Under the public sector theme: ‘Privacy. Handle with care’, we’ve also produced information to help Queensland public sector employees meet their responsibilities under the Information Privacy Act 2009.

Our YouTube animation ‘Captain Privacy: For the right eyes only’ shows what to do when handling personal information on behalf of government agencies.

Public sector employees can also download a poster and checklist (PDF, 292.24 KB) highlighting their privacy responsibilities.

Privacy Awareness Week is an initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), of which OIC is an active member. APPA has released a new poster ‘Protect your privacy on your mobile device’ – a simple guide to protecting your privacy when downloading mobile apps to your smartphone, tablet or other device.

For more information, visit our Privacy Awareness Week page.