Privacy Awareness Week NSW 2022

Privacy Awareness Week is an international campaign that involves both public sector agencies and citizens and aims to improve understanding and awareness of NSW privacy legislation, and to raise awareness of a person's privacy rights and agency obligations.

Privacy Awareness Week NSW takes place from 2 – 8 May 2022 and this year's theme is Privacy: The Foundation of Trust - We all have a role to play.

Long Service Corporation is a proud Champion of Privacy Awareness Week 2022 and is committed to protecting the privacy of NSW citizens.

In NSW, your privacy is protected by the:

This Privacy Awareness Week, follow these tips to protect your privacy and review your privacy settings:

  • Store documents such as passports, driving licences, pay slips, tax returns, bank statements and bills in a safe place.
  • Shred or destroy personal documents you are throwing away such as bills, receipts, credit card statements and other documents that show your name, address or other personal details.
  • If you need to post personal documents, ask the post office for advice on the most secure method.
  • Limit the number of documents you carry around on you. Don't leave personal documents in your vehicle or unattended.
  • Check your bank and credit card statements for unusual transactions.
  • Always use a different password and PIN for different accounts and take care when using public computers to access personal information.
  • Regularly check your records. Make sure your information is correct and up to date.
  • Delete unused apps from your phone, and disable location, camera and microphone access where it's not required.

All NSW citizens have a right to have their personal information protected. If you are concerned about the breach of your privacy, you can request us to conduct an internal privacy review. Learn more here.

The Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) can also help you understand privacy laws in NSW and give you information on how to protect your personal information and assert your rights. Learn more by visiting the Privacy Awareness Week webpage https://www.ipc.nsw.gov.au/PAW2022.

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