Highlights from Privacy Awareness Week 2020

Wallis was proud to once again be a supporter of Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) this week.

PAW is an annual initiative run by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) that highlights the importance of protecting personal information.

So what do Australians think about the security of their personal information? To kick off the week, we launched a video looking at just that. We surveyed an Australia-wide representative sample of our community and asked people about:

  1. Their experiences with ID fraud or theft
  2. Their security habits when using the internet
  3. Suspicious credit card activity
  4. How they feel about sharing of information between government departments

Watch the video below to see highlights from the survey:


Throughout the week we also shared tips and resources straight from the OAIC, some we think are particularly important include:

Tips to protect your personal information while even more of our day-to-day activity is taking place online: https://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/your-privacy-rights/social-media-and-online-privacy/reboot-your-privacy/

Privacy guidance for agencies and private sector employers to help keep workplaces safe and handle personal information appropriately: https://www.oaic.gov.au/updates/news-and-media/privacy-advice-for-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Staying up to date on how scammers are trying to take advantage of the coronavirus with Scamwatch: https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/types-of-scams/current-covid-19-coronavirus-scams

View these and more at https://www.oaic.gov.au/s/paw2020/

Personal data can be an important tool, used to understand consumer and public issues and influence decision making and policy – but it’s always personal – and at Wallis we take protecting it very seriously.