Proposed amendments to Australian Privacy Act set to increase privacy breach penalties to a maximum of AU$10 million

The Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill 2021, expected to be introduced to Parliament and passed by the end of 2022, increases both online privacy protection for individuals and consumers and the penalties for breaches. With ongoing COVID restrictions, there has been an exponential growth in the amount of work, education,… Read More

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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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New South Wales Privacy Laws

Australian privacy laws are complex with Commonwealth and State privacy legislation to be considered whenever a privacy breach occurs.  Stephens Lawyers & Consultants’ ‘Privacy Breaches in N.S.W. – Information Sheet’ provides information on N.S.W. privacy laws. Privacy Breaches in New South Wales – Information Sheet Privacy breaches in New South Wales (NSW) involving an individual’s… 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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