Privacy compliance

 

Key
insights:

It is crucial to take action to minimise data breaches in this digital age where fast-paced technology amplifies the risk of disclosing confidential information to a wider audience

Changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) in 2018 mean that relevant organisations (including many law practices) are required to take reasonable steps to protect personal information from misuse, interference and loss or from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure, and to report eligible data breaches

Regardless of firm size, it is important to assess the adequacy of your firm’s privacy protections, including workplace culture, training, access to sensitive information, and use of privacy enhancing technology

 

Further information is contained in the linked article, written in 2017 for Lawcover’s risk page in The Law Society of  NSW Journal: the title ‘Is your firm privacy compliant?’.