Recap: Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2023
This year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) NSW 2023 focused 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 2023 activities
Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2023 Webinar: Privacy, Data and Digital Technology
As part of Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2023, the IPC released a webinar on Privacy, Data and Digital Technology.
Key themes discussed in the webinar include the 2023 theme Back to Basics: Privacy foundations in NSW and the upcoming MNDB Scheme.
The NSW Privacy Commissioner, Samantha Gavel, along with guest speakers, Edward Santow, Director – Policy & Governance at the Human Technology Institute, and Industry Professor – Responsible Technology, UTS; Ian Opperman, Chief Data Scientist, NSW Department of Customer Service Data Analytics Centre; and Lenka Bradovkova, Executive Director, Identity.NSW, explore the impact of technology such as Artificial Intelligence, digital identity, and facial recognition on privacy.
PAW 2023 Resources
The IPC released new resources this Privacy Awareness Week:
- Fact Sheet: Mandatory Notification of Data Breach Scheme
- Fact Sheet: Notification to affected individuals of a Data Breach
- Guide to preparing a data breach policy
- Fact Sheet: Exemptions from notification to individuals
- Guidance - Seeking a Public Interest Direction or Code of Practice for a linked data asset
- Privacy Self-assessment Tool
PAW 2023 Champion Program
This year a total of 88 agencies joined the PAW Champion Program to support Privacy Awareness Week. The IPC would like to thank Champions for helping spread awareness of citizens’ privacy rights and agencies’ responsibilities under NSW privacy legislation.
Although Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2023 has ended, the importance of protecting privacy continues all year round.
It’s important to make sure your information is protected by keeping your personal information secure, regularly reviewing your privacy settings online and reporting any privacy breaches to the relevant NSW agency.
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.