Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2021
About Privacy Awareness Week
Privacy Awareness Week is a global campaign that highlights the importance of privacy and raises awareness for public sector agencies about how to protect the personal information of the people we serve.
This year, Privacy Awareness Week NSW takes place from 3 – 9 May 2021. The campaign involves both public sector agencies and citizens and aims to improve understanding and awareness of NSW privacy legislation, and to raise awareness of a person’s privacy rights and agency obligations.
The theme for this year's campaign is Make Privacy a Priority.
We all have a right to privacy and in 2021 I encourage everyone to Make Privacy a Priority.
Agencies can make privacy a priority by implementing a privacy by design approach to digital projects and building good privacy practices into their decision-making, as well as the design and structure of their information systems, business processes, products and services.
Citizens can make privacy a priority by ensuring they review their everyday privacy settings, and informing NSW government agencies and local councils if they think their privacy has been breached.
Advances in technology mean that the protection of people’s personal, sensitive and health information is more important than ever. The community expects that NSW Government agencies will protect their personal information appropriately and good privacy practice by agencies ensures that citizens can have trust in Government services.
Thank you for your support of Privacy Awareness Week NSW and I look forward to celebrating it with you in 2021.
NSW Privacy Commissioner
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Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2021!