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Privacy Awareness Week 2017

By May 15, 2017Blog, Digital, Featured

15-19 May 2017 is Privacy Awareness Week.  Trust and Transparency is this year’s theme and according to Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim PSM, it’s important for Australians to “know our privacy rights and protections” and insist “that the organisations we deal with take those protections seriously.”  Pilgrim notes that “privacy is rarely about secrecy, but is about transparency, security, and choice”.  For businesses and government,  “it’s about respecting customer trust by maintaining strong security and information handling practices throughout the life cycle of personal data.”

If you are in an organisation involved in the collection, housing or sharing of personal data then you have an obligation to stay on top of domestic and international privacy laws.  If people trust you with their data then you need to do the right thing when it comes to security and transparency of what you do with that data.

During Privacy Awareness Week (and for the rest of the year for that matter) here are some useful resources:


Need help navigating your direct marketing, social media or digital engagement strategy.  Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of our OTM team.

 

About Amy Ward

Amy Ward is a strategic communications and management consultant. She is the founder and director of OTM, a successful management consultancy, specialising in strategy, commercialisation, communications, change and marketing. Her professional experience spans commercial organisations, government and not for profits. For close to twenty years she has worked with complex B2B and innovative B2C programs and services across diverse industries such as information technology, eHealth, primary health and community care, telecommunications, mining and resources, management consulting, process control, integrated transport, geospatial, sustainability, retail (online) and more. Amy is generous in volunteering her expertise as a mentor and as an advisor. In addition to her day job at OTM she is a board director for Communify, an advisor for the Inclusive Brisbane Board, Professional Advice Alliance and a mentor for the Queensland Government’s Mentoring 4 Growth program.

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