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Privacy Awareness Week

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an annual initiative run by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum. The aim of the week is to promote and raise awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information. PAW 2019 will be held from Sunday 12 to Saturday 18 May 2019.

We invite your organisation or agency to participate in PAW 2019. By becoming a PAW supporter, your organisation will join over 350 organisations in making a public commitment to good privacy practice. This is a non-financial commitment and participating organisations will be acknowledged as a supporter on the OAIC’s PAW website as committed to promoting good privacy practice and advancing privacy rights of individuals. 

There are a number of other ways you could get involved in the lead up to PAW. Here are some suggestions:

  • Develop a privacy awareness event to remind staff of their information handling obligations.
  • Review your business’s privacy practices and policies.
  • Use the promotional materials that are available on the OAIC’s website to spread the privacy message to your staff.

More tools and material will be made available to PAW supporters closer to PAW.

Sign up as a PAW 2019 supporter

If you are an individual interested in PAW, please sign up to our OAICnet newsletter to receive the latest information.

Past PAWs