Privacy Awareness Week this week

May 6, 2024 7:03 am in by

Privacy Awareness Week is a global campaign that involves both public sector agencies and citizens and aims to improve understanding and awareness of privacy legislation, and to raise awareness of a person’s privacy rights and agency obligations.

Privacy Awareness Week takes place from 6 – 12 May 2024 and this year’s theme is Privacy and technology: Improving transparency, accountability, and security.

This Privacy Awareness Week, we are being asked to consider the following recommendations to improve your privacy:

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  • Maintain settings: Ensure your information is shared with your permission and oversight.
  • Protect yourself: Avoid using unsecured wi-fi networks for secure transactions, like banking or online shopping.
  • Keep protected: There are many ways to protect yourself online, including using a secure password or passphrase, adjusting your privacy settings, and keeping your devices secure.
  • Stay proactive: Check for signs that your personal information has been compromised and if you notice something is wrong you can lodge an application for an internal review with the relevant agency or report it to the NSW Privacy Commissioner.

Learn more by visiting the Privacy Awareness Week webpage