Privacy Awareness Week 2021 (3 – 9 May)
The theme for PAW 2021 is: Make privacy a priority.
We are all facing challenges and competing priorities as we adjust to living in a world with COVID-19. Sometimes this has led to greater online interaction with family, friends, work colleagues and teachers. This can have many benefits but one down side is our personal information can be more vulnerable to unauthorised disclosure (e.g. others sharing it without your permission) or access. It is easy to get complacent, distracted and even forgetful when dealing with personal information, and protecting it can sometimes be an afterthought. However, we all have a responsibility to protect and respect personal information.
Privacy Awareness Week 2021 is a great reminder about the importance of protecting and respecting personal information, because if you don’t the consequences can be significant and far-reaching. We are encouraging members of the community and public servants to ‘make privacy a priority’ and value personal information through a better understanding of their privacy rights and responsibilities.
The below PAW resources and activities aim to help raise awareness of privacy rights and responsibilities in Queensland. We also have tips and resources on protecting personal information when online or working from home.
We would like to thank everyone for supporting PAW 2021, especially our registered supporting agencies - see below. If you would like to register your agency as a supporter, simply email the OIC events team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the eSafety Commissioner for information about having safer and more positive experiences online, including:
- COVID-19: an online safety kit for parents and carers
- COVID-19: keeping schools and learning safe online
- COVID-19: online safety tips to help older Australians with social distancing
The Check In Qld app is available to download and use to help keep Queenslanders COVID Safe when we're enjoying venues like pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes across Queensland. The Check In Qld app is a contactless, free, secure and convenient way for customers to sign into a Queensland business. More information here.
PAW Resources Archive – visit our PAW archives to access resources from previous years.
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
- Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner
- Information and Privacy Commission New South Wales
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Department of Transport and Main Roads