It’s Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2022


Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) NSW takes place from 2 – 8 May this year. The theme for 2022 is Privacy: The foundation of trust – we all have a role to play.

Privacy Awareness Week 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.

Watch below a welcome to Privacy Awareness Week from the Privacy Commissioner, Samantha Gavel:


For Privacy Awareness Week 2022, the IPC has developed new resources for citizens to assist them in safeguarding their personal information:

IPC animation – 12 principles NSW government agencies must follow to protect your personal information:

IPC animation – 15 principles NSW public and private sector organisations must follow to protect your health information:

The IPC has also developed a website privacy self-assessment tool for agencies so that they can assess any website that involves the handling of personal information or de-identified information that could be used to re-identify individuals.

Download the tool here: Website privacy self-assessment tool

Your privacy rights in NSW

All NSW citizens have a right to have their personal information protected. NSW public sector agencies, statutory bodies, universities and local councils have legal obligations they must abide by when they collect, store, use or disclose your personal information.

The IPC can help you understand privacy laws in NSW and give you information on how to protect your personal information and assert your rights. Learn more in our privacy resources for citizens.

You can also learn more about what’s on this Privacy Awareness Week here.