Significant changes to the Privacy Act: Is your business ready?

A number of significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will come into force on 12 March 2014. It is important that businesses ensure that their privacy practices, procedures and systems are reviewed to ensure continuing compliance with the Privacy Act. The changes also give the Information Commissioner greater enforcement powers against non-compliant businesses, including civil penalties of

Is your IP address personal information?

After reading up on the amendments to Australia’s Privacy Act over the past month, and hosting a forum with experts on the matter, I can only conclude that the vast majority of Australia’s large organisations will not be fully compliant with the Act upon its introduction on March 12. Late last year, myself and InfoSec