Privacy Law Reform

Hi All.

For those readers whom are Sydney based, there’s a free seminar on the upcoming changes to Australia’s privacy laws which come into effect next March.

The free seminar is being held in the Sydney city next month, looks like it could be worth checking out.  If you attend and would like to publish notes from the meeting, Sanders Technology would be happy to oblige and republish here.


On 12 March 2014, fundamental changes to the Privacy Act take effect.  The changes are not just cosmetic, they introduce new rules about how to collect, store and deal with personal information as well as reforming how the credit reporting regime works.  They also introduce fines of up to $1.7 million for certain breaches.

Complying with the new provisions, and properly addressing the increased liability you may face, will mean making changes to your privacy policies, internal processes and upstream and downstream contracts.

Malcolm McBratney, Partner, Alex Hutchens, Senior Associate and Suzie Leask, Senior Associate will outline the key changes of privacy law, including Australian Privacy Principle (APPs), enhanced powers of the Information Commissioner, new civil penalties regime and revised credit reporting regime.  Malcolm, Alex and Suzie will also detail how you can best prepare for the changes and avoid any future penalties.

Time at the end of the seminar will be allocated for Q&A, which will allow you to ask any specific questions you have about the upcoming changes.

Date: Thursday 19 September 2013
Time: 12.30pm – 2.00pm
McCullough Robertson, Level 16, 55 Hunter Street, Sydney

RSVP: Friday 13 September 2013
Cost:  No charge

Khan Bailey on 07 3233 8961


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