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Poster: Protect your privacy on your mobile device

APPA has developed this poster for Privacy Awareness Week 2014. It includes 6 tips to help you protect your privacy when using mobile phone apps.

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Protect your privacy on your mobile device

  • Beware untrusted apps
  • Clear out unused apps
  • Protect your device
  • Erase all apps before you recycle
  • Use anti-virus software
  • Avoid apps that leak your information

APPA (Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities)

Poster: Protect your privacy on your mobile device.
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Infographic: Technology is changing

To highlight the impact of technology on personal privacy, APPA has released an infographic that demonstrates how citizens and regulators across the Asia Pacific are taking action to protect personal information. What are you doing to protect your privacy when using new technology? Available in 6 different languages, share it with your friends and family on social media and your other networks.

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Technology is changing...

  • Then: We wrote letters. Now: We send messages via social media.
  • Then: Business was done in person and in print. Now: Business is done online using our personal information.
  • Then: We stored information on a bookshelf. Now: We store information in the cloud.

... so are the privacy risks

  • 166,801 privacy complaints in Korea in 2011–12
  • 68% of 2012 internet privacy complaints were about social media and smartphone applications in Hong Kong
  • 30% increase in privacy investigations each year from 2007–12 in Macau
  • 78% of Australians have refused to provide personal information online
    • NT: 100% increase in time spent providing privacy advice from 2007–12
    • QLD: 86% of people think privacy is important when using or installing mobile apps
    • NSW: 300% increase in privacy enquiries from 2007–12
    • VIC: 33% of complaints in 2011–12 were about data security
  • 92% of Canadians say companies should ask permission to track them online
  • 88% increase in public education and outreach in British Columbia in 2011–12
  • $33.85M assessed in US for privacy violations in 2011–12
  • 65% of school children in Mexico learn about online privacy at school
  • 88% of New Zealanders say to punish business that misuse personal information

What are you doing to protect your privacy?

APPA (Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities)

Infographic: Technology is changing.
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English Infographic English JPG Infographic English PDF
Español (Spanish) Infographic Spanish JPG Infographic Spanish PDF
Français (French) Infographic French JPG Infographic French PDF
Português (Portuguese) Infographic Portuguese JPG Infographic Portuguese PDF
中文 (Chinese) Infographic Chinese JPG Infographic Chinese PDF
한국어 (Korean) Infographic Korean JPG Infographic Korean PDF

ID theft tool

Test yourself — how aware are you about your risks of ID theft?

Our easy online test looks at 11 situations in which you might be subject to ID theft. There is an HTML5 version and a Flash version of the same test.

ID theft tool — HTML5 version

This version is suitable for smartphones, tablets and modern browsers. You can print your results at the end of the test.

ID theft tool — Flash version

You need Adobe Flash to use this.

Youth resources

An index of youth resources relating to privacy was released for Privacy Awareness Week 2012. There are 5 different language versions of the same material:

Poster: Privacy. Feeling lost online?

APPA developed a poster to promote the index of youth resources.

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Privacy. Feeling lost online?

An image of a maze, with the following words and logos on the walls:

  • cyberspace
  • sms
  • cyberspace
  • social networking
  • social media
  • cyberbullying
  • online
  • sexting
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Flickr
  • reddit
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Blogger
  • Google
  • WordPress
  • myspace

We're here to help. There's lots of advice available for young people, parents and teachers, but sometimes it's hard to find what you need, when you need it.

Find your way to useful links and tips @

Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner

APPA (Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities)

PDF. Privacy. Feeling lost online?

PDFPrivacy. Feeling lost online?

Zoggel cartoon video

APPA YouTube channel

The cartoon video How private is your profile? was released for Privacy Awareness Week 2011 on the APPA YouTube channel.

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