Privacy Awareness Week 2014

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Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum (APPA) held every year to promote awareness of privacy issues and the importance of the protection of personal information. 

Privacy Awareness Week 2014 was held from 4 to 10 May.


This year the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) held 3 sell-out events: a business breakfast, a compliance and complaint handling workshop and a credit reporting webinar. The OAIC also participated in a number of events in 4 cities across the week, released 24 new publications and had over 210 PAW partners.

We hope to see you returning for Privacy Awareness Week in 2015.

For the full wrap of events, tips and advice over the week, please see our media release.


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What are people saying about privacy?

Privacy is about the protection of an individual’s personal information. It is also about the responsibilities of businesses and the Government when handling that information. We can all do more to spread the message.

Did you know that:

  • 33% of Australians say that they have had problems with the way that their personal information was handled in the previous year
  • 74% of Australians are more concerned about their online privacy than they were five years ago
  • 51% of Australians don’t read online privacy policies
  • 70% of Australians think that most or all websites collect information about them
  • 62% of Australians have chosen to not use a mobile app due to privacy concerns
  • 90% of Australians are concerned about their personal information being sent overseas.

Video transcript

Read the OAIC’s 2013 Community attitudes to privacy survey results to find out more about what Australians think, and get involved in PAW to help improve awareness and understanding!

What's on in 2014

This page lists the events that the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) will be participating in during Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2014.

Getting involved in 2014

Become a Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) partner and demonstrate that your organisation takes privacy seriously.

Resources 2014

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has a number of resources available to help you spread the privacy message throughout your networks.

Partners 2014

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner would like to thank the following Privacy Awareness Week partners.

To become a PAW partner email

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