We understand the complex layers of data protection regulation, spanning numerous jurisdictions, that apply to our clients.
We advise on the application and compliance requirements for Australian laws, and work with our associates around the world on global projects.
Our team provides a full range of advisory services, including advising on the application and requirements of the various privacy regimes, conducting reviews and audits of existing frameworks and practices, undertaking data mapping and privacy impact assessments.
We also advise on privacy by design and compliance with the regimes in relation to business operations, and the design of products and services. Dealing with regulators is an increasingly important privacy compliance.
Despite all intentions, sometimes privacy related complaints, disputes and enforcement action arise.
When they do happen, we assist through all phases of response, including advising on complaints and regulatory action, engaging and liaising with regulators, and representing clients in dispute resolution, tribunal and court proceedings.
Responding to and managing a cybersecurity incident or other data breach requires swift, strategic and knowledgeable action.
These matters can be highly disruptive to an organisation, and usually require collaboration across the organisation and with external providers.
Our team is experienced in assisting clients to manage and navigate all stages of a data breach, including incident management, liaising with insurers, cybersecurity and communications experts, providing strategic advice, engaging with regulators and affected individuals, and responding to regulatory requirements in a timely and commercial manner.
Preparation and training are key components of any privacy framework.
Our team is able to design and deliver training tailored specifically for your business, so that the content and examples resonate and ring true for staff. We also provide support for the day to day functions of a privacy officer, as well as broader advice and support as required.
Data sharing practices are common across industry sectors, whether it is personal information or other data, and whether when engaging a new service provider or a commercial partner.
When doing so, ensuring appropriate contractual frameworks and security controls are in place is a must. These not only require an understanding of privacy and data protection requirements, but often intellectual property and competition issues as well.
Our team is experienced advising and facilitating local and cross border data sharing practices, including advice, preparing and negotiating contractual arrangements, and undertaking assessments on such practices.