Celebrate Privacy Awareness Week 2024

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) will be held from 6 to 12 May 2024 and this year’s theme is ‘Privacy and technology: improving transparency, accountability and security’.

Advances in technology can potentially improve our standard of living, safety and give us access to greater information so that we can be informed, but it can also bring with it the potential to intrude further into our personal lives.

Here at the Department of Justice and Attorney-General we take your privacy seriously and we do everything we can to ensure your privacy rights are respected.

Your personal information is valuable and the public sector must protect Queenslanders’ personal information, especially when introducing or deploying new technology. This helps create greater transparency, accountability and security.

There are also a range of things you can do every day to better protect your privacy and personal information while using technology. Here are some helpful tips:

  1. Update your privacy and security settings on all your devices.
  2. Be mindful of what you share on social media about yourself and others.
  3. Use multi-factor authentication to better protect your online accounts.
  4. Be wary of public wi-fi and avoid using it for things like internet banking.
  5. Read terms and conditions when you sign up for a new service or app so you know what you’re agreeing to.

For more information on PAW 2024 and to access a range of online resources and tips for how to protect personal information, visit the Office of the Information Commissioner’s website. You might also like to check out their short video about your privacy rights in Queensland.

You can also view our Privacy plan and if you are concerned about how our agency has collected, used, stored or shared your personal information you can contact our Privacy team at privacy@justice.qld.gov.au.