Privacy Awareness Week is an annual event that highlights the importance of protecting personal information, and helps organisations, agencies and the public navigate the privacy landscape.
The central message to this year’s campaign is: Don’t be in the Dark on Privacy, with a range of activities, events and resources available to support greater awareness and understanding of privacy issues and challenges.
For organisations, it’s a reminder to review privacy practices and policies, and educate staff about information handling obligations.
The Privacy Information Week website has a range of useful materials covering privacy priorities for individuals and organisations, including:
- data breaches
- online security
- your credit information
- health information
- your data.
Relevant resources for public libraries include:
- guides to securing personal information
- strategies to mitigate cyber security incidents
- data breach preparation and response.
There is also a range to materials that could be used to help your library members secure their privacy, such as:
Visit the campaign website to find out about these, and other ways to join the conversation on this important issue.
Privacy Awareness Week is an initiative of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and runs from 12-18 May 2019.