FAULKNER CONGRATULATES PRIVACY AWARD WINNERS
Senator the Hon John Faulkner
Special Minister of State
27 August 2008
The awards, created and launched earlier this year by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, are the first of their kind in the world.
The awards recognise and reward outstanding privacy practice in Australian organisations.
The Privacy Medal, honouring an outstanding public commitment to privacy was awarded to High Court Judge, Justice Michael Kirby, for his contribution to privacy law.
Senator Faulkner said: “Despite the strong field of nominees, there was one Australian who really stood out - one person, who has been associated with privacy law, its development and its application, for over 30 years.
“Justice Kirby not only influenced the development of Australian privacy laws but also developed the principles that underpin all privacy laws in the developed world.”
Medicare was the grand award winner for dedicated implementation of privacy practices throughout the organisation, as well as its commitment to privacy training.
Other category winners included: Telstra (Large Business Award), the Australian Dental Association NSW Branch (Community & NGO Award), the Child Support Agency (Symantec Government Award), and Data Solutions Australia (Microsoft Small-Medium Business Award).
The gala dinner coincides with National Privacy Week.