Privacy Awareness Week 2024

Queensland celebrated Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) from 6-12 May 2024. The theme was ‘Privacy and technology: improving transparency, accountability and security’.

Advances in technology can potentially improve our standard of living, safety and give us access to greater information so that we can be informed, but it can also bring with it the potential to intrude further into our personal lives.

The PAW launch featured a keynote by Carly Kind, Australian Privacy Commissioner who discussed 'Powering up privacy in the digital age'. Other speakers included:

- Chris McLaren, Chief Customer and Digital Officer, Queensland Government
- Scott McDougall, Queensland Human Rights Commissioner
- John Edwards, UK Information Commissioner
- Joanne Kummrow, Queensland Information Commissioner

Queenslanders’ personal information must be protected and now, more than ever, agencies need to ensure they’re getting privacy right, because it helps build and maintain community trust. When agencies introduce new technology to products, services or systems, it also must be done in a way that enhances transparency, accountability and security.

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