Summary

Proactively protect your business – operationally and legally

With mandatory data breach notification laws now in force in Australia and the online nature of many businesses now meaning they fall under international privacy laws such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, it has never been more important for businesses to have control over their information.

The reality is, just about every business in every industry collects sensitive information from a variety of sources. Customer databases, online and offline payment transactions, websites and surveys are just some of the avenues from which our businesses collect and store customer data.

Our team advises businesses on how to collect and store sensitive information in a manner that is legally compliant, commercially useful and efficient in process.  We’re also passionate about helping you beyond compliance.  We advise clients in a number of industries on how to mitigate data breaches and manage the risks of customer information on external platforms such as cloud-based software-as-a-service platforms, website hosts and of course, social networks.

Our experience includes advising on planning, responding, and dealing with a data breach event, including advising on disclosure obligations, working with law enforcement and recovering against participants. We also advise on implementing cyber insurance programs including assisting with claims and other risk mitigation strategies.

This is a commercial reality and we understand that most businesses live in a global world. To better serve you and your business, TMT Partner Dudley Kneller is a member of the Lexing network, an international network of lawyers dedicated to digital and technology law. Madgwicks is also a member of Meritas, a global alliance of more than 189 law firms, to further serve you on a global scale.

Madgwicks is the only Australian member of the Lexing network. This means, when you engage Madgwicks as your firm, you’re not only connecting with our local network – you’re connected globally. We’d encourage you to contact us today to find out more about how we can assist your business.