Privacy Awareness Week 2016

The theme in 2016 was ‘Privacy in your hands’, where we encouraged people to take privacy rights and responsibilities into their own hands. Each public servant should harness the importance of their role when handling personal information and for members of the community to take control by understanding what they can do to safeguard their own personal information.

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an annual event for the Asia Pacific region providing an opportunity for individuals and government agencies to promote a culture that protects and respects the privacy of individuals’ personal information and to more generally raise privacy awareness.

On 11 May 2016, PAW was officially launched by the Hon Yvette D’Ath MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills. The event was hosted by the Office of the Information, Queensland and included remarks from Information Commissioner Rachael Rangihaeata, Privacy Commissioner Philip Green as well as a keynote presentation by Ms Shara Evans.