Privacy Law Reform - what you need to know

Event Date: 
13 March 2014
Governance Institute Seminar Room
8 Victoria Avenue

The Privacy Amendment Act introduces many significant changes to the Privacy Act. These changes will commence on 12 March 2014. Australian Government agencies and businesses need to ensure that they are prepared for the changes.

The Privacy Amendment Act includes a set of new, harmonised, privacy principles that will regulate the handling of personal information by both Australian government agencies and businesses.

In this lunchtime briefing our expert presenters will provide you with the information you need to know in terms of your legal obligations as well as the practical side to implementation.

Craig Boyle, Principal and Sarah Kemp, Solicitor from Allion Legal will outline some of the key legal considerations for people to be aware of when preparing for the amendments, including:
- background to the reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) introduced by the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Cth)
- an overview of the privacy law reforms, including the new Australian Privacy Principles
- aspects of the Privacy Act that won't change
- practical privacy compliance action plan

Amanda Cox, Chief Financial Officer from the West Coast Eagles will provide a practical perspective of the Privacy Act changes and translating them into day to day business operations including:
- trigger for change • how we identified change
- assessing what it meant for us and understanding the level of risk we face
- allocation of resources • what did we need
- how to get whole of business buy in
- looking at information flow across the organisation and systems used
- key learnings to date

Sponsored by
Allion Legal

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