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Privacy Awareness Week

Ten tips to protecting your privacy

Here are ten tips to consider every day to ensure you look after your personal information:

1.      Know your privacy rights

2.      Read privacy policies and notices

3.      Always ask why, how and who — this will help you to know how your personal information is going to be used

4.      Check your credit report

5.      Protect yourself online

6.      Be aware of your mobile security

7.      Use security software

8.      Be careful what you share on social media

9.      Don't leave your personal information lying around — make sure your records are properly destroyed

10.  Beware of scams

More information on these tips, and on your privacy rights, is available at www.oaic.gov.au/10-tips-to-protect-your-privacy.

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