Date(s) - 05/13/2018 - 05/19/2018
Come find Active Navigation at Australia’s Privacy Awareness Week 2018!
Privacy today is founded on the principles of transparency and accountability. It is about ensuring individuals can exercise choice and control and that the actions of organisations reflect the value of personal information to individual’s wellbeing and dignity.
To that end — 2018 is the year a number of regulatory developments were introduced in Australia that enhance privacy governance across the public and private sector. The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme came into force in February, formalising a long-standing community expectation for organisations to notify individuals affected by data breaches that are likely to result in serious harm. In just under two months’ time, Australian Government agencies must comply with the Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code. Internationally, on 25 May the European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation takes effect for all Australian businesses operating in the EU.
These regulatory developments highlight the importance of exploring this year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) theme, ‘from principles to practice’.
Throughout this week, we encourage Australian organisations to review and improve how they handle personal information to ensure they are transparent and accountable, in line with community expectations and legislative requirements. Building these principles into your internal practices supports greater public and consumer trust, and can ensure you are well positioned to navigate an increasingly data-rich environment.