Really? Are You Sure? (Online & Offline?)
Under the new reforms, the Privacy Commissioner has much stronger and far broader reaching powers to enforce compliance with the Privacy Act, which includes fines of up to $340,000 imposed on individuals and $1.7 million on corporations for serious or repeated breaches.
The Privacy Commissioner has stated that “he will not shy away” from using these new powers.
- Specify the personal information to be collected by you;
- Specify how that personal information is to be collected and how it is to be stored or held;
- Specify the purpose for which that personal information is collected;
- Explain how an individual can access their personal information;
- Explain how an individual can correct any inaccuracies;
- Explain how an individual can make a complaint and specifically how that complaint will be handled;
- Whether you are likely to disclose their information to overseas recipients, and if so, the countries the recipients are to be located.
We can also assist you by providing a compliance checklist and if required, undertake a complete internal audit of your current systems and processes for handling personal information, to ensure that they comply with the revised Privacy Act requirements.
Privacy Law Solicitor