Ability Options takes privacy seriously and is proud to support Privacy Awareness Week.

This year held from Monday 6 May to Sunday 12 May, Privacy Awareness Week is an annual campaign led by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner to raise awareness about the importance of protecting personal information.

This year’s theme ‘Power up your privacy’, focuses on privacy and technology and highlights the key principles of transparency, accountability, and security.

What do these three principles mean in practice?

Transparency means understanding what personal information is being asked for and why it is being requested. If you are asked to provide your personal information or consent, think carefully about what is being asked for and how it will be used.

Accountability is about holding organisations responsible for protecting your personal data. Expect organisations to have high standards for protecting your personal information, as it highlights who you are.

Security is crucial for safeguarding your personal information. Be mindful of the technology you are using, know your options, and think before you act to keep your personal information safe.

Below are some privacy tips to keep you and your personal information secure:

  • Protect your data by checking what information your devices and apps hold, then remove any permissions that might overstep the mark.
  • Check an organisation’s credentials, for example their email domain, before handing over any personal or organisational information.
  • Create strong and varied passwords and enable multifactor authentication (MFA) on any service where it is available.
  • Be careful of what you share on social media and check your privacy settings.
  • Regularly check any accounts with access to your finances.

At Ability Options, we take your privacy seriously, and your privacy is important to us.

To learn more about how we handle and protect your personal information, please read our privacy policy via the buttons below. You can also find out more about Privacy Awareness Week via the links below.

As per Australian Privacy Laws, you have a right to access your personal information, except where the law says we cannot. If you are wanting to access your Ability Options records, please speak to your Ability Options representative or contact our Privacy Officer via the links below.

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