In a digital era, personal and confidential information is always susceptible to data breaches, leaks and even outright theft. It’s never been easier or quicker for unscrupulous outsiders (and even insiders) to obtain information now that so much of who we are, what we do, and what we say is digitised.

Madgwicks advises on the full range of privacy and security issues that could impact your organisation, including compliance obligations, privacy complaints and breach events and access to information requests. Our capability includes extensive experience advising on overseas privacy and data security compliance matters including in the United States, UK and EU under the GDPR regulations.

We regularly prepare customised privacy policies, privacy impact assessments and information handling policies which comply with the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

On regulatory matters we advise clients on privacy, SPAM, data security and document retention matters. This regulatory advice extends further to cover the advent of social media and we are often called upon to advise on managing the internal and external legal risks associated with social media.

Your business can get peace of mind with a comprehensive privacy audit. The Madgwicks’ Technology team has conducted audits for businesses in a number of industries and can advise you on your best course of action to prevent incidents and ensure you’re legally compliant if there is a privacy breach.

 

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Thought Leadership & Past Experiences

Should we be worried? The impact of the Google GDPR decision for Australian companies

Google has been fined €50 million by the French data protection agency, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Liberts (CNIL). Whilst the penalty likely caused more than a sharp intake of breath from Google executives, it would have also caused...
24 May, 2019

‘Data is not unique to Google and Facebook’: Recent proposed amendments to the Privacy Act

Proposed changes to the Privacy Act could signal a new approach to regulating privacy compliance.
24 May, 2019

I didn’t use the BCC email function – have I just breached privacy laws?

Sent a mass email and didn’t BCC all recipients? You could be breaching data breach notification laws.
24 May, 2019