Privacy Awareness Week will be held from 6-12 May 2024. This year’s theme is “Privacy and technology: improving transparency, accountability and security”.

At QLeave, we take your privacy seriously. The public sector must protect Queenslanders’ personal information, especially when introducing or deploying new technology. This helps create greater transparency, accountability and security.

Queensland is entering a new chapter when it comes to privacy. Legislation has been passed for a mandatory data breach notification scheme starting in mid 2025, which means public sector agencies will have to report any privacy breaches. The range of upcoming changes will improve transparency and accountability and strengthen privacy protections for the community.

As a member of the public, there are also things you can do every day to better protect your privacy and personal information while using technology.

Here are some tips:

  1. Update your privacy and security settings on all of your devices.
  2. Be mindful of what you share on social media about yourself and others.
  3. Use multi-factor authentication to protect your online accounts.
  4. Be wary of public wi-fi and avoid using it for things like internet banking.
  5. Read terms and conditions when you sign up for a new service or app, so you know what you’re agreeing to.

Find out more about how we handle your information here. If you have any concerns or want to know more about how QLeave uses your private information, contact us on 1300 753 283.

For more information, resources and privacy tips, visit the Privacy Awareness Week website.