Event: Privacy Awareness Week 2018

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Privacy in the Digital Age

This year's Privacy Awareness Week theme is 'Privacy in the Digital Age' and is aimed at increasing the awareness among NSW agencies of their obligations to protect personal information. 

We're also focusing attention on the role data plays as an enabler for improving the development, planning and delivery of NSW government services – when the right privacy protections are in place.

Some of the more challenging privacy issues in the coming year will involve those that relate to new technology.

The key will be ensuring that the benefits of new technology, data sharing and analysis can be achieved while, at the same time, safeguarding the privacy rights of individuals.

For an interactive video featuring the Privacy Commissioner, Samantha Gavel, outlining the benefits of Privacy Awareness Week click on the video below.

About Privacy Awareness Week

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an annual initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), of which the Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC)  is a member.

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) is an independent statutory authority that administers New South Wales’ legislation dealing with privacy and access to government information.

Getting involved in PAW 2018

PAW is a great opportunity to spread the privacy message in your workplace. We encourage you to get involved and become a PRIVACY AWARENESS WEEK CHAMPION.

View our 2018 CHAMPIONS here

Download the CHAMPION RESOURCES HERE ...It's EASY and it's FREE!

About the NSW Privacy Commissioner


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Samantha Gavel was appointed NSW Privacy Commissioner on 4 September 2017.

The Privacy Commissioner administers the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act) and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act).

Samantha's role is to promote public awareness and understanding of privacy rights in NSW, as well as providing information, support, advice and assistance to agencies and the general public. Her responsibilities include the preparation of reports recommending legislative, administrative or other action in the interests of privacy as well as conducting inquiries and investigations into privacy related matters.

What's on in 2018

The NSW Privacy Commissioner will host a Privacy in the Digital Age forum as part of Privacy Awareness Week 2018.

The forum will bring together senior leaders and practitioners from across NSW to discuss privacy in the digital age and its implications for the NSW public sector.

Want to know more about privacy?

Visit the privacy page on the Information and Privacy Commission website