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Commissioner Urges Organisations to Publicise Privacy

PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

April 1, 2010

Australian Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis is calling for businesses and government agencies across the country to publicise their commitment to good privacy practices. "While so many organisations 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," Curtis said. The announcement comes in anticipation of Privacy Awareness Week, 2-8 May 2010, which will include various activities aimed at raising awareness of privacy rights. As Curtis put it, "Privacy Awareness Week is an opportunity for organisations to demonstrate to customers that the trust they have in the privacy practices of the organisation is not misplaced."
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