It's Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2023


Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) NSW takes place from 1 – 7 May this year. The theme for 2023 Back to Basics: Privacy foundations in NSW and focuses on reminding agencies and citizens of the fundamentals of privacy, and highlighting the basic steps we can all take to keep personal information secure.

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:

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For Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2023, the IPC has developed new resources for citizens to assist them in safeguarding their personal information:

Additional to these new resources, the IPC is also highlighting the following existing resources for citizens during Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2023:

For public sector agencies, the IPC has also developed the following new resources to prepare agencies for the MNDB Scheme:

In addition, the following existing agency resources are highlighted this Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2023:

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.