First published: 10th May 2018Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an annual promotion event held by members of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) forum, including Hong Kong's Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD). This year, the event is celebrated in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Macau, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and United States from 7 to 13 May.
The theme of PAW 2018 in Hong Kong is "Privacy: From Principles to Practice". It is supported by about 400 members of the Data Protection Officers' Club (DPOC). Events include talks to the elderly and schools, TV and MTR advertisements, radio and TV interviews, dramas and discussions. The PCPD has designed a set of four posters to distribute to all local secondary schools with the slogans:
- Protect personal data properly to foster business growth
- Be thoughtful when sharing information online Don't take cyberbullying lightly
- Forget your "preferred networks" after using public Wi-Fi
- Stay smart and vigilant to protect your personal data