The Privacy Act in Australia applies to businesses who have an annual turnover of $3,000,000 or more. It also applies to businesses that hold sensitive data such as some financial institutions, health care businesses and those businesses which receive tax file numbers. The Privacy Act also applies to Government bodies.
For those businesses that the Privacy Act applies to, they must be aware of the Australian Privacy Principals (APP).
Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance
Prevention is the best medicine. This statement is particularly relevant to cybersecurity. Therefore, companies must have proper cybersecurity risk and compliance processes in place. Additionally, there must be proper policies, procedures and training in place for organisations that want to limit their cyber risk.
Ben Waldeck is a cyber lawyer who has a background in technology. Ben has the ability to understand the data, and importantly, the infrastructure of the technology. Where most lawyers understanding of technology is cursory, Ben’s tech experience is practical and in-depth so you can be sure that your interests are best protected from a tech and legal perspective. Ben works from Gold Coast and Brisbane, Australia.