make privacy a priority

How an organisation protects your privacy can be critical to your future self.

We’ve all heard of data hacks where your email address and password for your favourite online shopping site was accessed.

No big deal, right? You can change your password (remembering of course to change it everywhere else you have used the same one).

But what if your date of birth was published? Or your mother’s maiden name? Or your tax file number? These are all common forms of identification and can’t be changed.

If someone got their hands on this information, proving you are the real you could be a real challenge.

Did you know you can check what information has been hacked in a data breach by entering your email address at

Privacy Awareness Week reminds organisations that they need to make privacy a priority. You can also make privacy a priority and care about how organisations deal with your data.


Crime Stoppers Victoria acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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