Skip to main content
Skip to secondary navigation
Australian Government - Office of the Australian Information Commissioner - Home

Privacy Awareness Week 2018 website launched

This year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is all about promoting privacy as part of your everyday business. Running from 13 to 19 May, this year’s theme, ‘Privacy: from principles to practice’, will focus on the need for organisations to develop and reassess systems, processes, culture and practice to make sure they put their customers’ personal information first.

To help businesses and agencies promote good privacy practice and PAW, we have launched the #2018PAW campaign site. Emphasising that privacy is about people, the site hosts a range of downloadable promotional supplies, links to resources for businesses and individuals and information on the week’s events. As 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Australian Privacy Act 1988, this year’s website features a 30-year timeline highlighting 10 key moments in the history of the Act.

Leading up to PAW, we are encouraging people to think about how much has changed in the last 30 years. Remember when your phone was only used to make calls? However, it isn’t just technology, pop, fashion that has evolved — privacy has too! Check out our fun 1988 to now comparison social icons available on the PAW campaign website.

Visit and bookmark Privacy Awareness Week to find out more and to become a 2018 supPAWter.