Privacy Awareness Week 2022 (2 – 8 May)

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an annual event to raise awareness within the public sector and the broader community about the importance of protecting and respecting personal information.

This year, PAW will be held from 2 – 8 May and the theme is ‘Privacy the foundation of trust’.

Every day we can contribute to a foundation of trust by performing simple actions when we collect, use, store and share personal information.

We encourage the community to value their personal information and protect it by making sure the privacy practices of the organisations they deal with meet their expectations. At every opportunity when personal information is collected - if it’s not clear, ask the agency:

  • how your information will be used
  • why it is being collected
  • who will have access to it?

In turn, we encourage agency staff to be equipped with answers to these simple but important questions.

These small actions, used often, help build greater trust, support community participation and help deliver better services.

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Small business, start-ups and other organisations can find information about their privacy obligations on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.

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