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Privacy Issues

Privacy Legislation

In Australia, there is legislation both at Commonwealth and at State level dealing with various aspects of privacy, and in particular, about how organisations must deal with personal information collected by the organisation.

It is compulsory to comply with the relevant privacy legislation which applies to your business (if it applies to your business).

In particular, if the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) or Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) apply to your organisation, you may need to comply with the Australian Privacy Principles provided for under those Acts. Sometimes, you may need to make significant changes in the way your organisation collects and uses information in order to fall into line with what the legislation requires.

How Can We Help?

We can arrange to:

  • advise you as to the extent to which the relevant legislation applies to your organisation;

  • audit your organisation's compliance with the legislation;

  • help you develop a plan to enable your organisation to comply with and remain in compliance with the legislative requirements;

  • provide presentations/classes to all staff of your organisation to educate them in relation to the legislative requirements relevant to your organisation;

  • provide materials and guides to you and your staff to assist to maintain your compliance with the legislation;

  • liaise with the Office of the Information Commissioner if necessary, or if you have any particular proposals for the Commissioner to consider;

  • assist you to resolve any privacy related disputes;

  • draft and/or update your organisation's privacy related documents, materials and processes; and

  • provide any privacy related advice you may need.