VIDEO: Privacy Awareness Week launch and panel discussion

May 23, 2019 - 11:05am

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) was officially launched on 13 May 2019 at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) by the university’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Greg Hill.

Around 80 people attended the launch with many more from all over Queensland watching via the live webcast. Master of Ceremonies for the launch, Ms Connie McIntosh, Manager of Cyber Security Operations at the USC Institute for Cyber Investigations and Forensics led a panel discussion featuring Queensland's Privacy Commissioner, Mr Philip Green; Managing Director of IDCARE and Professor of Cyber Security at USC, Professor David Lacey; Legal Consultant and USC lecturer in Cyber Security and Privacy Law, Ms Leah Mooney; and CEO of the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, Mr Mark Paddenburg. The panel discussed various topics including privacy impacts on individuals, government agencies and small business and provided tips on why it is important to build privacy into everyday activities.

PAW reminds Queenslanders about their privacy rights and responsibilities to protect and respect personal information and forms part of celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the Right to Information Act and Information Privacy Act in Queensland.

This year’s theme, ‘Build privacy into your everyday’, also focused on topical issues including biometrics, data, de-identification and re-identification.

Watch the PAW launch and panel discussion here