Privacy Awareness Week 2014

This year, under the theme: ‘Privacy. Take charge’, our Privacy Awareness Week 2014 community awareness campaign encourages people to take an active and informed approach to protecting their personal information.

We are also conducting a Privacy Awareness Week 2014 awareness campaign within the public sector, under the theme: ‘Privacy. Handle with care’, to raise awareness and understanding of their privacy responsibilities contained in the Information Privacy Act 2009 when handling personal information on behalf of government agencies.

New resources

Community YouTube video – Think before you click
Public sector YouTube video – Captain Privacy: For the right eyes only
Quiz – how do you take charge of your privacy?
Infographic – Australian attitudes towards online privacy risk (PDF, 408.35 KB)
Community poster – Privacy. Take charge (PDF, 515.04 KB)

Community checklist – Privacy. Take charge (PDF, 199.63 KB)

Community checklist answers info sheet


Public sector poster – Privacy. Handle with care (PDF, 292.24 KB) 

Public sector checklist answers info sheet


2014 PAW Podcast - Acting Privacy Commissioner Clare Smith talks about privacy rights in today's digital world. 

2014 PAW Podcast text - Acting Privacy Commissioner Clare Smith talks about privacy rights in today's digital world. 

Self-publishing and the privacy principles guidelines - Assists people in becoming aware of the privacy implications of publishing their own personal information.

Other privacy resources

FREE online Privacy awareness training - Explains Queensland’s general privacy landscape and takes participants through their privacy obligations contained in the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld)

Brochure - Privacy Rights
A quick guide to rights and responsibilities under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld)

Information Sheet for the Community – Managing your privacy online

Guideline for government – Privacy and Mobile Apps

ID theft tool
Test yourself — how aware are you about your risks of ID theft?

Creep Quiz - Are you safe online?
Creep Quiz provides parents with an interactive tool that they can use with their children to talk about their digital lives.

Teaching module for senior secondary school students
Protecting your online reputation

Public Advocate report

Queensland’s Public Advocate has released a systemic advocacy report: Inquiry into the use of electronic monitoring at disability accommodation sites
in Queensland
 (PDF, 1.57MB), which considers issues of technology and privacy.

Protecting your tax file number
The Australian Tax Office’s guide Protect your TFN helps you safeguard your tax file number.

Beware scams
Watch out for scams – protect yourself with tips from the Australian Tax Office.

Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA)

Privacy Awareness Week is an initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum (APPA), of which OIC is an active member.