Privacy Awareness Week 2020 (4 – 10 May)
The theme for PAW 2020 is: Be smart about privacy.
These days smart technologies have become more and more prevalent in people’s lives from smart phones to smart watches, smart TVs, smart home-assist devices, smart lightbulbs, smart thermostats, smart security systems and smart cars. The concept of smart technologies is far-reaching (rolling out beyond the personal realm) as more urban areas become ‘smart cities’, where technology is used to enhance services like transport, safety and energy. However, greater connection to the internet and collection of data means greater challenges for the protection of personal information.
We are encouraging members of the community and public servants to value personal information through a better understanding of their privacy rights and responsibilities. We'd like to thank everyone for supporting PAW2020 especially our registered supporting agencies. If you would like to register your agency as a supporter, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
The below PAW resources and activities are available to help raise awareness of privacy rights and responsibilities in Queensland. We also have tips and resources on protecting personal information when online or when working from home.
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
PAW Resources Archive – visit our PAW archives to access resources from previous years.