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Privacy Awareness Week 2020

We’re encouraging Queenslanders to ‘Be smart about privacy’ during Privacy Awareness Week (4–10 May 2020) and beyond.

Smart technology is advancing at a rapid pace—in the home and in our communities—from smart phones, TVs, home-assist devices, security systems, cars and smart city initiatives introduced by governments.

Being constantly connected to the internet through smart technology increases the amount of data (or personal information) that’s collected about us. Also, with more people staying at home due to COVID-19, the risk to personal information through connected devices is greater than ever.

We need to be vigilant and look out for ourselves, as well as those around us who might not be as tech-savvy.

The Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) has a range of tips to help you protect your personal information and stay safe online.

Privacy Awareness Week 2020 was officially launched online through the OIC’s website. The virtual event featured pre-recorded state and federal experts sharing insights and latest developments about privacy, and how to best protect your personal information online.

Find out more.