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.

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...
14 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.
8 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.
7 February, 2019