Victorian Privacy Laws

Privacy breaches in Victoria (Vic) involving an individual’s personal and sensitive information can result in psychological and physical damage and financial losses. An individual affected by a privacy breach may be able to seek compensation and other remedies…

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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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Compensation & Penalties for Privacy Data Breaches under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) – Updated – March 2020

The Australian privacy law provides for an individual affected by a data privacy breach to seek compensation from the organisation involved in the breach. In this article, Stephens Lawyers & Consultants also provides a review and summary of the compensation awarded in determinations made during the years 2016-30 June 2020 by the Office of the Australian Information Privacy Commissioner in relation to privacy breaches and some of the factors taken into account by the Privacy Commissioner in awarding compensation and costs.

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