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Privacy Awareness Week

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Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an initiative held every year across the Asia Pacific to promote and raise awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information.

This year PAW will be celebrated in Victoria from 13 – 17 May. The theme for PAW 2019 is Protecting privacy is everyone’s responsibility. From users to developers, legislators to customer service, everyone is responsible for protecting privacy.

OVIC will be hosting a number of events and activities for PAW and has developed a range of new resources for organisations, including tip sheets, posters, web images, and more. Download the PAW Starter Pack below.

If you are unable to join us in person, you can tune in live via Periscope. We will be live streaming all our events via our Twitter account, through a link that will be posted at the commencement of the events. The recordings will also be available on our Periscope page after the event has concluded.

What’s on?

Monday 13 May

Privacy Awareness Week launch

Celebrate the start of PAW with OVIC’s official launch, including guest speakers and morning tea.

10.30am – 11.30am

Isabella Fraser Room – Entrance 5, La Trobe Street

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

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Ethics, AI and unintended consequences

Co-hosted by The University of Melbourne and OVIC
A public talk  looking at the range of issues that influence the use of technology in government and business.

Canapes and drinks from 5pm.

5pm  – 7pm, University House at The Woodward at The University of Melbourne, Level 10 / 185 Pelham St, Carlton

To register for the seminar, click here.

Tuesday 14 May

Seminar: Responding to data breaches

OVIC’s Privacy Guidance team will be running a seminar on responding to data breaches. Followed by refreshments.

10am – 11am, 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne

To register for the seminar, click here.

To access the PowerPoint slides for this presentation, click here.

Wednesday 15 May

Consumer Privacy Post Cambridge Analytica

Co-hosted by The University of Melbourne and OVIC
A public talk investigating the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. Learn more about how these radical initiatives could impact Australia.

1pm – 2pm, Room G08 (Ground Floor) at The University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham St, Carlton

To register for the public forum, click here.

To stream this lecture, click here.

Thursday 16 May

Public forum: Privacy – Whose responsibility?

A public forum on the governance of privacy. Hear from guest speakers about what your role is in protecting privacy. Followed by refreshments.

12.30pm – 1.30pm, 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne

To register for the public forum, click here.

#PAW19 Starter Pack Resources

Your Privacy Rights

Tip Sheet

Privacy Governance

Tip Sheet

Preventing Data Breaches

Tip Sheet


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