Privacy Awareness Week

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) will be held from 3–9 May 2015.

PAW is an initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum (APPA) and is the primary privacy awareness campaign of the Asia Pacific region.

The theme for 2015 is Privacy everyday. Privacy should be an essential component of everyday life, including transactions such as internet banking, social media and online shopping. The theme emphasises the need for organisations to embed privacy practices into business as usual processes, and for individuals and the community to think about how to protect privacy in their everyday lives.

To sign up as a Privacy Awareness Week partner please email

What is privacy?

Privacy is about the protection of an individual’s personal information. It is also about the responsibilities of businesses and the Government when handling that information. We can all do more to spread privacy awareness throughout the community.

What's on in 2015

This page lists the events that the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) will be participating in during Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 2015.

Getting involved in 2015

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is a great opportunity to spread the privacy message in your workplace.

Resources 2015

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has a number of resources available to help you spread the privacy message throughout your networks.

Partners 2015

In 2014 over 200 organisations and government agencies signed up as Privacy Awareness Week partners.

To become a PAW partner email

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