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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OAIC Releases its Latest Report on Notifiable Data Breaches – Privacy Risk Management – Update – September 2020

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published its Notifiable Data Breaches Report for the period 1 January to 30 June 2020. Stephens Lawyers & Consultants’ Privacy Risk Management: Data Protection and Privacy Compliance Information Sheet provides an update and summary of some key findings and statistics in this Report. Whilst there is no single solution for the protection of privacy data, there are steps which organisations can take to minimise the risk and harm of privacy data breaches.

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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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Privacy & Risk Management – Information Sheet 3 (updated 12 September 2020)

Risk Management: Data Protection and Privacy Compliance by Katarina Klaric, Principal and Director, Stephens Lawyers & Consultants 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… Read More

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