Supporting Privacy Awareness Week 2020

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What is PAW 2020?

We’re proud to be a supporter of this year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW). PAW 2020 is about sharing information and practical tips that empower people and businesses to take control of their personal information and data. Running from the 4th to 10th May, the theme ‘Reboot your privacy’ focuses on the steps we can all take to lock down our privacy settings and strengthen our passwords and other security controls. It also encourages organisations and agencies across Australia to check our privacy controls and systems and consider the privacy alternatives as part of our efforts to keep personal and business information secure.

How does Diverse focus on privacy?

Your privacy is valuable to us, which is why we are a PAW 2020 supporter. All the private information, not only ours but of our customers, is only accessed by staff members who have been vetted and approved with the appropriate clearances. We ensure that access to this data is done only through our corporate VPN. To ensure the protection of this data, we have rolled out Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) across the organisation. We also have a password policy where password changes are compulsory every three months. Lastly, to protect data that is being accessed on mobile devices, all devices are managed by an MDM (Intune) for control on the information being accessed. You can also view our privacy policy here. Our staff are very vigilant in regards to our security and understand the importance of privacy and keeping data secure. If you would like to know more, please contact us here.

What can I do?

You can get involved in PAW by discussing how to exercise more control over your personal information with the people around you.

Here are some tips you can use today:

  1. Protect your identity by checking your privacy controls and settings and using strong and different passwords across your personal and business accounts

  2. Think before you share or check-in on social, and be careful posting your photos and location

  3. Your mobile phone and apps can track your online activity and your physical location, so consider when to switch off tracking

  4. Connected devices around the home like home assistants, toys, appliances and even your car can collect your personal information — check device settings and disconnect if you don’t need it to be online

  5. Watch out for online scams including phishing attacks — a key cause of personal data breaches — and don’t click on links in suspicious emails or texts.

Keep an eye out for more insights and tips that are released to reboot your privacy.

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