Privacy Lawyers

Privacy Law Lawyers Sydney

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Privacy Lawyers Sydney

Does your company need a well-drafted privacy policy so it can meet its legal obligations under the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles (APP)?

In Australia, some businesses legally must have a Privacy Policy to comply with Privacy Law obligations. If you turnover more than $3m, it’s mandatory. If you collect any sensitive medical information or financial information, it’s mandatory. For everyone else, it’s just good business to have one.

If you need us to review your privacy documents or draft them to make sure you comply with all the relevant laws, please fill out an enquiry form and we will get in touch.

Why Progressive Legal?

Since 2014, the experienced privacy lawyers at Progressive Legal have helped thousands of businesses comply with all the relevant data protection and privacy laws.

While privacy law can be complex, our team of experts can advise you on your legal obligations under the Privacy Act, as well as draft policies and programs that assist you in complying with these mandatory laws.

Our specialist privacy lawyers provide bespoke legal solutions that are timely and cost-effective, including:

  • Drafting all legally compliant privacy policies;
  • Advising in relation to all relevant privacy laws;
  • Advising on any data breaches and appropriate actions to take;
  • Drafting data breach response plans.

Privacy Policy LawyerWe provide customised legal guidance and are focused on providing the right solutions to make sure you comply with all the relevant laws.

Privacy Law Legal Documents and Services

We can help you with:

Australian privacy laws, including:

  • Privacy Policies
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Privacy Statements
  • Privacy Complaints and Procedures
  • Data Breach and Response Plan
  • Application to access personal information under the Privacy Act
  • Change of Personal Information Form

The European Union GDPR (General Data Protections Privacy Regulations), including:

Privacy Law FAQs

Privacy law

Many organisations or businesses collecting information from customers (including names, phone numbers etc) are required, under the Privacy Act, to make them aware of what they’re collecting.

Nowadays, especially with the transformation into the digital era, businesses should clearly communicate their privacy policy on their website, following the Australian Privacy Principles.

Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) are a set of standards governing the collection and use of data.

There are many template privacy policies out there that don’t actually cover Australian businesses for what they need to comply with Australian Privacy Law.

If you need us to review yours or draft it to make sure you comply with all the relevant laws, please fill out an enquiry form and we will get in touch.

Who do privacy laws protect?

Australian privacy laws aim to protect the personal information and privacy rights of all individuals. In some cases, Australian privacy laws may also protect your personal information from being accessed by a third party.

The Privacy Act regulates the way an individuals’ personal information can be collected, handled, used, released and stored.

Why is data protection important?

Data protection is important for ensuring that personal information is used and processed in a way that meets the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 . This law has been implemented to protect your personal information from being misused and misappropriated.

Who must comply with the Privacy Act?

Australian Government agencies and organisations with an annual turnover of more than $3 million must comply with the Privacy Act. It also applies to any entity which provides a health service, for example, allied health professionals or gyms. Also, if an entity discloses personal information about an individual to anyone else for a benefit, it is required to have a privacy policy.

What is a breach of the Privacy Act?

Under the Privacy Act, organisations must take the reasonable and necessary steps to protect personal information from misuse, interference, authorised access, or loss.

Failure to do this may constitute a breach of the Privacy Act and the organisation may be subject to fines or other disciplinary action.

“Ian and his team have been invaluable in assisting me with my terms and conditions. He’s my in-house lawyer and go-to guy for tricky legal situations.”

Jade Green, Life Engineered

Get Expert Advice from a Privacy Lawyer

Do you need help drafting a privacy policy that meets all the necessary legal requirements? Get in touch with us today for a no-obligation free quote, by calling the number below or leaving a message in the contact form on this page.