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Mandatory Data Breach Notification Laws back on the Agenda

In December last year, the Federal Government released an exposure draft of the Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015 (the Bill) for public consultation. The draft Bill, which was promised by the Government in April 2015, proposes to establish a mandatory data breach notification scheme under which entities bound by the

2017-02-17T17:04:56+00:00February 3rd, 2016|

#PrivacyMatters

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is here again. Sainty Law has been involved in PAW events for a number years now, but we have to say that PAW2015 feels quite different. It has often been said that in our increasing online lives, privacy as we know it will cease to exist – but after attending the

2017-02-17T17:03:01+00:00May 6th, 2015|

Avoiding an Accident Waiting to Happen – OAIC’s Guide to Securing Personal Information

If your organisation handles personal information in any way, shape or form, you will by now be familiar with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). Introduced in March 2014, the APPs were designed to act as a single framework of rights and obligations in relation to the collection and handling of personal information. Specifically, the APPs

2017-02-17T17:02:28+00:00February 11th, 2015|

Demystifying Big Data – Responsible Big Data Practices (Part 3)

New Oil? In our recent “Demystifying Big Data” series, we have tried to do just that – chip away at some of the mystique that surround the phrase “Big Data” – a phrase that is bandied about like an elixir, a “New Oil”, or lurks in the shadows like a “creepy big brother” depending on

2017-02-17T16:57:02+00:00October 10th, 2013|