Privacy Awareness Week 2021: Make Privacy a Priority

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General will be celebrating Privacy Awareness Week from 3 to 9 May 2021 because we are committed to protecting and respecting the personal information we collect, hold and share.

This year’s theme is Make privacy a priority.

We are all facing challenges and competing priorities as we adjust to living in a world with COVID-19. Sometimes this has led to greater online interaction with family, friends, work colleagues and teachers. This can have many benefits, but one downside is personal information can be more vulnerable to unauthorised disclosure (e.g. others sharing it without your permission) or access.

This Privacy Awareness Week offers a timely opportunity to revisit our commitment to protecting and respecting everyone’s personal information.

The Information Privacy Principles contained in the Information Privacy Act 2009 guide how we manage personal information and the department’s privacy plan outlines how we meet our obligations.

For more information, view our privacy plan (DOCX, 503.5 KB) or access a range of helpful resources and tips by visiting the Office of the Information Commissioner’s website.