The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Karen Curtis, has called for businesses and government agencies across the country to publicize their commitment to good privacy practices in the lead up to Privacy Awareness Week, 2-8 May 2010.
“While so many organizations have good practices in place to protect their customers’ data, they could be doing so much more to convey this message to their client base,” Ms Curtis said.
The Week is an annual promotion by the Australian Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the other Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities. During the Week, various activities will be held to promote privacy responsibilities within the public and private sectors, and raise awareness of the public’s privacy rights.
Ms Curtis urges organizations to sign up as a Privacy Awareness Week “partner” at www.privacyawarenessweek.org/partnerships.html, committing them to hold activities in the run up to and during the Week.
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