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Protecting privacy,
building trust,
block by block

Privacy Awareness Week is about the
simple foundations we can put in place
to protect our personal information.

2 to 8 May 2022

As individuals, there are simple steps we can take to protect our
personal information.

And for businesses and government agencies, you are more likely
to be trusted with this information when you have demonstrated
good privacy practice.

Protect privacy
Check how well privacy practices stack up

Do your
stack up?

This Privacy Awareness Week, we’re challenging you to check how well your privacy practices stack up.

Your personal information is extremely valuable. It’s your identity, the foundations of who you are. Protect it.

If you’re a business or government agency that’s been entrusted with personal information, it’s critical that you handle it with integrity and care.

Australians want more protection

Privacy has become more important to us in recent years, yet we’re losing trust in organisations protecting our data.


have a clear understanding of why we should protect our personal information.


see the protection of our personal information as a major concern.


want more control and choice over the use of our personal information.


believe personal information should not be used in a way that causes harm, loss or distress.


consider privacy extremely or very important when choosing a digital service.


believe children must be empowered to use online services, but their data privacy must be protected.

The building blocks of trust

It’s easier than you might think to build a strong foundation of privacy, at home and at work. See our simple and effective tips.



Discover what’s on during
Privacy Awareness Week.

CyberCX Privacy by Design Awards Dinner

CyberCX Privacy by Design Awards Dinner

Thursday 5 May, 6pm

Commissioner Angelene Falk will deliver a keynote on organisational accountability and building trust through privacy by design. 

OVIC Youth Advisory Group panel discussion

OVIC Youth Advisory Group panel discussion

Friday 6 May, 10am

The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner will host a panel discussion with its Youth Advisory Group to explore privacy considerations for young people.


Become a PAW supporter

Becoming a PAW supporter gives your organisation access to our supporter toolkit to help increase privacy awareness among your staff, customers and stakeholders. It shows your commitment to good privacy practice and advancing the privacy rights of individuals.

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