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Privacy Awareness Week was held from 1-7 May 2011.  As part of Privacy Awareness Week 2011, the Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff released a free privacy toolkit for health consumers. The toolkit includes brochures, fact sheets, case notes (summaries of actual privacy complaints), and an updated privacy reference guide – “On the Record”.   There’s also a version of the toolkit for health professionals including training materials.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner conducted a survey “International Disclosures and Overseas ICT Survey". It is the first time the Commission has conducted such a survey.  The survey revealed that personal information held by government agencies and businesses often ends up overseas without the individual’s knowledge.

Trade Me, New Zealand's well known shopping and online auction website supported Privacy Awareness Week in 2011 by promoting the APPA a social media survey, a joint initiative.  Check out the You Tube animation "How private is your profile?".

PAW 2011 Cartoon and tips on social networking, health and computer safety.