Personal data can be an important tool, especially when used to understand consumer and public issues. But it’s always personal – and at Wallis we take protecting it very seriously.

This year we once again made a public commitment to good privacy practice by supporting Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), an annual initiative run by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

“Privacy Awareness Week is an annual event that highlights the importance of protecting personal information, and helps organisations, agencies and the public navigate the privacy landscape.”
-Angelene Falk, Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner

This year PAW was held from Sunday 12 to Saturday 18 May with the message ‘Don’t be in the Dark on Privacy’. Each day of the week explored a range of privacy priorities for individuals and organisations, including:

  • Data Breaches
  • Online Security
  • Credit Information
  • Health Information
  • Your Data

Throughout the week, as in every other day of the year, our staff, along with our Privacy Officer Patrick Gates took the security of personal data very seriously.

To prepare for the week we held a special ‘privacy’ morning tea where we discussed the new ISO 20252 Quality Standard and how it intersects with the AMSRO Information and Data Security Compliance System. We also released a brand-new privacy policy infographic, which can be viewed by clicking here.

To find out more about the week, and access a range of privacy resources visit