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.


View the webinar

PAW 2023 Resources

The IPC released new resources this Privacy Awareness Week:



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.