Privacy Awareness Week
Privacy Awareness Week occurs in the first week of May each year. For more information see the Privacy Awareness Week website.
For information about Privacy Awareness Weeks from 2006 onwards see the Archive on the PAW website at http://www.privacyawarenessweek.org/index.html
Further information is available below:
Privacy Awareness Week 2007
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Australia is again promoting Privacy Awareness Week, from 26 August - 1 September 2007. The theme is "Privacy is your business". The week is an opportunity for organisations and agencies covered by the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) to promote privacy awareness to their staff, customers, and to the wider community.
The Office has a number of free Privacy Awareness Week promotional items available to download or order as well as a list of suggestions of what you can do to promote Privacy Awareness Week. There are also a range of activities planned that will take place during Privacy Awareness Week, view the events schedule for more details.
Privacy Awareness Week 2006
The week is an opportunity for organisations and agencies affected by the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) to promote privacy awareness to their staff, customers, and to the wider community.
Privacy Awareness Week is a promotional campaign first initiated by Privacy Victoria in 2001. This year, for the first time, Privacy Awareness Week has gone national and will be jointly promoted by our Office, the Victorian and NSW Privacy Commissioners and the Information Commissioner of the Northern Territory.
The theme is "Don't leave privacy to chance".
‘10 step guides’ on how to protect personal information for individuals, organisations and agencies.
Monday 28 August
- Signing of the Attorney-General's Department and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's Memorandum of Understanding.
- Release of Privacy Awareness Week materials
Tuesday 29 August
Wednesday 30 August
Case notes: Four new case notes illustrating the types of cases resolved by the Office will be released.
Thursday 31 August
Credit determinations: Two credit determinations will come into effect.
Friday 1 September
Privacy Contact Officers Meeting: the Office will host its regular quarterly meeting for Australian and ACT Government agency Privacy Contact Officer's in Canberra.