The Mutual Bank is proud to support Privacy Awareness Week which runs from 6 to 12 May 2024.

Led by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) the week provides a great opportunity to consider what you can do to ‘power up’ privacy. With a few simple actions you can make things safer for you and the people close to you.

This year’s theme focuses on privacy and technology and the key principles of transparency, accountability, and security – but what do these principles mean in practice?

Transparency: If you are asked to provide your personal information or consent, think about privacy. What is being asked for, and how will it be used?

Accountability: Our personal data captures who we are – the requirements for protecting it should be high. Expect accountability from organisations that hold this information. You can learn more about how The Mutual Bank deals with and protects your personal information by reading our Privacy Policy.

Security: The best thing you can do for your personal information security is to be mindful, and informed. Know your options, understand the technology you are using, and think before you act. We take the security of our Members’ accounts and information seriously. Learn more about how we protect you and advice on how to identify scams on our Security & Fraud page.

Privacy tips to help keep your personal information safe:

  • Protect your data by looking at what information your devices and apps hold and can access and review these permissions.
  • Check and consider credentials. This means both looking out for scammers and considering an organisation’s reliability before you hand over your information.
  • Have strong and varied passphrases and enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) if it is available. More information on The Mutual Bank’s online security measures can be found
  • Be socially savvy – watch what you share on social media, and check your privacy settings on your account. For example, you can now lock your Facebook profile so it is not visible to strangers.
  • Do regular ‘health checks’ on any accounts with access to your finances.

Visit the Privacy Awareness Week website to find out more:

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