Privacy and Risk Management: Information Sheet 3 – updated 10 August 2021

Risk Management: Data Protection and Privacy Compliance Privacy compliance and data breach risk management is too often not taken seriously by Australian organisations. The complexity of organisational structures and IT business systems in many instances results in management not knowing what data is collected by whole of business and how the data is managed and… Read More

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Compensation for Privacy Breaches determined by the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner – 2016 to 13 April 2021

Legal Update Stephens Lawyers & Consultants provides a review of the compensation awarded in determinations made during the years 2016 – 13 April 2021 by the Office of the Australian Information Privacy Commissioner  in relation to privacy breaches. CASE PRIVACY PRINCIPLES BREACHED COMPENSATION RECEIVED ‘WZ’ and CEO of Services Australia (Privacy) [2021] AICmr 12 (13… Read More

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Privacy Update – February 2021

Review of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)- Submissions in response to Review published A review of Australia’s Privacy Act 1988 was announced on 12 December 2019 to better protect and regulate consumer data and personal information within an increasingly global digital economy – while also reviewing individual consumers’ rights to enforce privacy obligations.  The Terms… Read More

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Compensation for Privacy Breaches (2016 – 30 June 2020) Determined by the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner

Legal Update – July 2020 Data breaches involving an individual’s personal, medical and financial/credit information can result in reputational damage and financial losses.  The Australian privacy law provides for an individual affected by a data privacy breach to seek compensation from the organisation involved in the breach. Stephens Lawyers & Consultants provides a review of… Read More

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