Privacy Awareness Week(PAW) is an important reminder to protect personal information and make privacy a priority. Safeguarding data is more essential than ever, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the way we work and socialise, with many Australians spending more time online.
A variety of events will celebrate PAW2021:
Monday 3 May
- Angelene Falk, Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner, in conversation with Elizabeth Denham CBE, UK Information Commissioner and Global Privacy Assembly chair, for the launch of Privacy Awareness Week 2021.
- OVIC Privacy Awareness Week launch where Victorian Information Commissioner Sven Bluemmel will deliver a live address on making privacy a priority and why this is important, joined by Julie Inman Grant Australia’s eSafety Commissioner.
- Lightning talk: Blueprint and tools for making privacy a priority with OVIC’s Privacy Guidance Team will put forward some tips on how to achieve good privacy governance and the tools that a privacy officer needs to do their job.
Tuesday 4 May
- Join Queensland’s Office of the Information Commissioner for the OIC Privacy Awareness Week launch with Alan MacSporran QC, Chairperson for Crime and Corruption Commission at The Edge, State Library of Queensland or watch the livestream.
- Prioritising privacy in a digital world virtual panel hosted by OVIC with facilitator Sven Bluemmel will explore the various risks to privacy in today’s increasingly digital world, and the measures that organisations can implement to manage those risks and protect privacy.
Wednesday 5 May
- Hear from the OAIC about Australian community attitudes towards privacy as part of Salinger Privacy’s webinar
- Lightning talk: Diving into data breaches: An interactive simulation with OVIC’s Privacy Guidance team where you have the opportunity to work through a mock data breach.
Thursday 6 May
- Lightning talk: Sharing personal information: The basics with OVIC’s Privacy Guidance Team will provide a refresher for Victorian Public Sector employees on the rules around sharing personal information.
- Privacy and Right to Know practitioners PAW2021: What makes a great PIA aims to help privacy officers influence senior decision makers and project owners about the need to conduct privacy impact assessments (PIA) for high risk processing activities.
- Cyber safety for young people, parents and advocates with ySafe is a trusted provider in cyber safety education for schools, government, corporate and community organisations.
Friday 7 May
- Commissioner Falk will open the Australian Government Solicitor FOI and Privacy Forum 2021 and join a panel discussion with the ACCC and Attorney-General’s Department on the future of privacy.