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What are you doing for Privacy Week? Sam Grover
3 May 2016

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Privacy Week is right around the corner! As you may have seen, we have a pretty busy lineup of activity planned, from privacy forums in Auckland and Wellington, privacy artwork, New Zealand’s  first Right to Know Day and more.  

The week is also a great opportunity for other agencies, large and small that handle personal information (that’s almost every agency) to capitalise on our activity to internally raise privacy awareness.

To this end, we’ve been fielding a lot of calls from agencies telling us their plans for Privacy Week. Here are some of the things we’ve heard so far:

    • Daily privacy quizzes with prizes
    • Raising awareness of privacy policies through internal communications channels such as staff newsletters
    • Posters in prominent areas reminding people about what they need to do to respect privacy. One DHB played off the Tui “yeah right” ads a few years ago.
    • Bringing privacy experts in to give a lunchtime or after-work talk. You can find a whole host of privacy experts in our directory of privacy professionals 

The key to a successful privacy activity is to keep it focussed on what it means  for your agency. Rather than tell people about privacy in general, tell people what it means for them in the context of your organisation. For example, rather than explain what a privacy officer is, tell people who the privacy officer is and how to contact him or her.

What is your organisation doing for privacy week? Comment and let us know. 

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  • ProCare Health Auckland- across its three sites have a display board for Privacy Week. We are running a quiz, prizes for the most quizzes for each dept and then 1st, 2nd and 3rd correct winner. The notice board will direct staff to Subscribe to receive Privacy Updates, how to access the Health 101 training...we already have a high number completed in the health one but now need to get Privacy 101 for the non clinical depts. Also providing folders with case notes related to health related cases and well as the posters and Code displayed. Promoting the Data Safety Toolkits and the Health Privacy Toolkits.

    Posted by ProCare Health Auckland , 07/05/2016 10:11am (18 months ago)

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