Privacy Law

Privacy Law | Privacy Policies | Melbourne | Lewis Holdway LawyersWe are passionate about privacy law.

Privacy laws and regulations continue to evolve alongside the rapidly advancing global and IT based market, making it necessary for businesses to stay on-top of these relevant legal considerations. Government agencies and all businesses and not-for-profit organisations that have an annual turnover of over $3 million have obligations under the Privacy Act, including the Australian Privacy Principles (“APPs”) which regulate the collection, use and storage of personal information about individuals with whom entities deal.

Our team is well-versed around the provisions of the Privacy Act and its practical applications, providing you with reassurance that your business is in safe hands.

We are frequently asked questions such as:

  • What to include in a privacy policy
  • How businesses should manage credit-related information
  • The types of disclosure of information that are permitted
  • What to do if a privacy breach occurs
  • How information stored in a cloud affects privacy obligations
  • How to ensure information is kept adequately secure

We can help you avoid potentially breaching the onerous privacy obligations, and keep you updated about the constantly changing legal requirements. We can do this by:

  • Preparing or reviewing privacy and/or credit reporting policies
  • Providing advice in relation to privacy concerns around third parties
  • Advising on your business’ compliance with the laws governing privacy procedures

Talk to us today about your concerns relating to privacy and how it impacts your business.

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Privacy Act Changes | Business Law Melbourne | Lewis Holdway Lawyers

Privacy Act Changes

January 25, 2018

In early 2017 we published an article outlining the elements of the new Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) and how it will affect businesses. As the effective date of 22 February 2018 approaches quickly, here is a recap of the changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”) and some tips…

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Time to get off cloud 9 and start thinking about privacy

July 27, 2017

In an ever-evolving global and IT based market, active participants must understand privacy law considerations for Australian businesses which seek to store data, including personal information about individuals, in a cloud operated by an external cloud computing provider. Caroline James, Lawyer, had an article on privacy issues involved in cloud computing that was published in…

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