Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2019
Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2019
Privacy in NSW – the next 20 years
Protection, Consent & Digital Government
About PAW NSW 13-19 May 2019
Privacy in NSW – the next 20 years: Protection, Consent & Digital Government
The IPC is once again proud to support Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) – a global campaign that highlights the importance of privacy and raises awareness for public sector agencies about how to protect the personal information of people we serve.
Each year the IPC hosts Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) NSW, which takes place this year from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May. Continuing on from the success of last year's campaign, the IPC will be hosting two key events during PAW NSW (see below) – one promoting privacy awareness to NSW citizens and the other creating a forum for NSW public sector executives and privacy practitioners in NSW for open discussion about current and emerging privacy concerns.
This year, our focus will be on current and emerging privacy challenges that arise from our ever increasing digital society. Twenty years ago, privacy challenges were limited to data protection on 3.5 inch floppy disks. In the next 20 years, we can only begin to predict what issues might arise with new technologies. This is why it is crucial to maintain good privacy practices and have the right privacy protections in place. This involves addressing any new challenges and technologies, whilst building trust in digital government.
This year, the IPC is encouraging all NSW public sector agencies, NSW public sector executives and privacy practitioners to spread the message of the importance of privacy by getting involved as a PAW Champion. The campaign is a great opportunity to highlight your agency's commitment to privacy protection principles.
Ms Samantha Gavel
A Message from the NSW Privacy Commissioner
Privacy Awareness Week is a great opportunity to get your workplace or community involved in the privacy discussion and to highlight the importance of privacy in creating and maintaining people’s trust.
Our theme for Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2019 is Privacy in NSW – the next 20 years: Consent, Protection & Digital Government, where we look ahead to the challenges that will face us today and into the future. As we are an increasingly digital society, it is crucial to maintain good privacy practices and have the right privacy protection in place to create trust in digital service delivery.
Proactive privacy practice and engaging with the public about privacy rights and obligations, will further develop our citizens' confidence regarding the handling of their personal information.
Thank you for being a 2019 Privacy Awareness Week NSW Champion, and for helping to spread the word about the importance of privacy.
NSW Privacy Commissioner
Learn more about the NSW Privacy Commissioner here.
See how you can get involved with Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2019
Public meet-and-greet with
the NSW Privacy Commissioner
Tuesday 14 May 2019
7.30 to 9.30am
Wynyard Station, Wynyard Walk
This year, as a first, the NSW Privacy Commissioner will bring the PAW message direct to citizens at a public meet-and-greet. The Privacy Commissioner and IPC staff will hand out resources and yummy treats while discussing privacy rights and protections in NSW with commuters.
Keynote Speaker & Panel Event
(for senior executives and privacy practitioners in the NSW public sector)
Wednesday 15 May 2019
9.30 to 11.50am
Gilbert + Tobin
We are delighted to have the Hon. Victor Dominello, NSW Minister for Customer Service, attend our Keynote Speaker & Panel Event. This event is for NSW public sector executives and privacy practitioners and will be taking place at the Gilbert + Tobin offices in Barangaroo.
The keynote speaker Sheila FitzPatrick, one of the world’s leading experts in data privacy laws in over 160 countries, will provide expertise and hands-on experience in the areas of global data protection compliance, data sovereignty, cybersecurity regulations and obligations and data breach compliance. Sheila’s keynote address will be followed by a panel including the NSW Privacy Commissioner Samantha Gavel (Chair), Sheila FitzPatrick, Dr Ian Oppermann, Peter Leonard and Kate Watts. The panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities for privacy protection as government makes increasing use of digital service delivery to improve outcomes for citizens.
Registrations for this event have now closed. For enquiries, please contact the IPC via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch clips from the Keynote & Panel Event on Wednesday, 15 May 2019.
Ms Samantha Gavel
NSW Privacy Commissioner, Information & Privacy Commission
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Ms Sheila FitzPatrick
Global Privacy Expert, Principal & Founder - FitzPatrick & Associates
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
2019 Champion Program
Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) NSW is a great opportunity to spread the privacy message in your workplace. Further to this, we encourage you to get involved and become a PAW Champion! Each year, our Champions help us to spread the PAW message as well as encourage their own agency and work colleagues to become more privacy aware.
This year, the IPC is offering a PAW NSW 2019 t-shirt and a goodies bag of IPC branded collateral to all agencies who register as a PAW Champion (one t-shirt per agency)! Your agency will also receive a letter of thanks from the NSW Privacy Commissioner, Ms Samantha Gavel and will be acknowledged as a Champion on our PAW NSW web page (see below) and via the IPC's social media and media outputs where possible. We would also be pleased to promote your public PAW event on our PAW web page, should you be organising one.
Downloadable and ready-to-print resources for PAW NSW 2019 are available below for all Champions to use, including posters, banners and sample copy to assist you with promoting the campaign.
To register your agency as a Champion and receive our official PAW NSW 2019 Champion Pack click here or email us at email@example.com.
Before you register as a Champion, check below to see if your agency has already signed up .
The IPC would like to thank all of our PAW NSW 2019 Champions:
Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands
Hunter Community Legal Centre
Long Service Corporation
NSW Department of Family and Community Services
NSW Department of Education
NSW Department of Justice
NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
NSW Department of Industry
NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet
NSW Electoral Commission
NSW State Archives and Records Authority
NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority
Far West Local Health District
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Southern NSW Local Health District
Sydney Local Health District
Fire and Rescue NSW
Southern Cross University
Bellingen Shire Council
Canterbury Bankstown City Council
City Of Newcastle
Georges River Council
Inner West Council
Kiama Municipal Council
Liverpool Plains Shire Council
Murray River Council
Shellharbour City Council
Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Tenterfield Shire Council
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Wollongong City Council
Central Coast Council
Cessnock City Council
Coffs Harbour City Council
North Sydney Council
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Once you have registered your agency to become a PAW Champion we will send you your official PAW NSW 2019 Champion Pack which further explains the benefits of becoming a PAW Champion. All Champions are free to use the downloadable and ready-to-print resources below, including posters, banners and sample copy, to assist you with promoting your agency's commitment to privacy protection principles.
To register your agency as a Champion click here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up as a PAW NSW 2019 Champion
to get the Champion Pack