Privacy and Data Protection

People care how their personal information is used, much more so in recent times.  It has become much harder for individuals to keep control of their information.  Similarly, organisations face major challenges in managing personal information. 

The proposed new Privacy Act, due to come into force in March 2020, gives individuals more rights and places additional obligations on organisations that hold personal information than under the existing law.  For example, the new law requires organisations to notify individuals of privacy breaches in some circumstances, and contains increased fines.

We help individuals who believe their privacy rights have been breached.  We can also assist organisations to put in place the right processes and policies which meet privacy obligations and which support good corporate governance. We take the view that meeting these challenges and creating the right privacy environment can deliver real business benefits rather than simply being a compliance burden.

Having the right privacy framework in place will minimize the risk of a complaint, which could otherwise lead to financial claims for damages or even prosecution and fines.  We can assist organisations to build a privacy framework, including:

  • Privacy audits
  • Privacy Policies
  • Compliance programs
  • Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Privacy request management programs.

We take the view that meeting these challenges and creating the right privacy environment can deliver real business benefits rather than simply being a compliance burden.