Commissioners Engage in Privacy Awareness Week
PRIVACY—ASIA PACIFICMay 6, 2011
Regulators across the region have engaged in Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities' Privacy Awareness Week. Australia Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim encouraged citizens to reflect on their personal data security practices and take practical steps to protect their own privacy. Pilgrim's office has launched a survey to gauge online users' habits on social networking sites and determine whether they read privacy policies. Pilgrim also said this week that government and businesses have particular data protection responsibilities, PS News reports. Meanwhile, Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Allan Chiang broadcast a program for youths on protecting privacy and will organize two seminars for teachers and businesses. And New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has rolled out a toolkit.