The theme for this year is “Make Privacy a Priority.”  At Op we are using this week to raise your awareness of the Privacy Act and your rights and responsibilities under it.

A great way to do this is to try one of the free e-learning modules.  Even if you’ve done one before, we recommend refreshing your knowledge regularly.  At OP we recommend you do the complete the following two courses as a starting point:

Privacy 101

Privacy ABC 

For an update on the new privacy protections coming into effect on 1 December 2020 visit these resources:

Privacy Act 2020

Reported privacy breaches double with new Privacy Act, below are the most common serious breaches by type.

  • 25% are email error 
  • 21% are unauthorised sharing
  • 17% are unauthorised access
  • 10% are Website/IT error
  • 27% are other

To mark Privacy Week, the Privacy Commissioner’s Office has published their first stock take of privacy breach reporting since the Privacy Act changed on 1 December 2020.  They have received a 97 percent increase in privacy breach notifications in the first four months of the new Act, compared to the previous six months.

To illustrate the trends we’ve been seeing, we made a one-page infographic which you can find here.

Test your knowledge with our 15-question Privacy Week quiz.

Become familiar with OP’s policies around privacy:



Published on 10 May 2021

Orderdate: 10 May 2021
Expiry: 10 May 2023