As part of Privacy Awareness Week 2021, the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is reminding public servants of their responsibility to adhere to privacy requirements when dealing with confidential and personal information.
Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is led by the Office of the Information Commissioner and the CCC fully supports the initiative. This year’s theme, make privacy a priority, reminds us all to value personal information through a better understanding of our privacy rights and responsibilities.
Public sector workers have a responsibility under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) to protect and respect personal information.
CCC Chairperson, Alan MacSporran QC, will be giving a keynote presentation at the launch of PAW on Tuesday 4 May, titled “I trusted you with my private information” – Government powers and practices to prevent misuse of personal information.”
The keynote presentation will reflect on lessons from the implementation of recommendations from Operation Impala, and why building a ‘privacy-aware’ culture is fundamental to public trust in government.
Additional guest speakers at the launch, include:
- The Hon Shannon Fentiman, MP
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
Minister for Women
Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
- Ms Rachel Rangihaeata
Information Commissioner Queensland
- Mr Phil Green
Privacy Commissioner Queensland
Tune in to watch the livestream of the Privacy Awareness Week Launch at The Edge Auditorium at the State Library of Queensland from 9:00am on Tuesday 4 May.
For more information on PAW and to access a range of useful privacy resources, visit the Office of the Information Commissioner’s website.
Below are links to more information on how the CCC supports Privacy Awareness Week:
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