The S.A.F.E. Files Privacy Briefing | Brisbane

Date : 19 February 2014, 19 February 2014   Time : 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (AEST)   State : Queensland

Venue : Pines Rivers Room - News Queensland/Courier Mail building - 41 Campbell Street, Bowen Hills ,Queensland 4006

Event Details

About the Information Session:

On behalf of Learning Seat and in partnership with Lander & Rogers Lawyers, please join us for an information session about the changes to the privacy regime and how this impacts your business and your responsibilities.

Delivered by expert privacy lawyer Luong Truong, with an introduction by Lander & Rogers partner Derek Humphery-Smith, the session will also cover the changes to the privacy principles, the regulator and the civil penalty regime.

Please join us for the presentation and the opportunity to network as we serve morning tea.

Target Audience:

For Executives, General Managers and HR Managers/Advisors who are responsible for (or involved with) general HR compliance.

Summary of Changes:

From 12 March 2014 the biggest changes to Australia's privacy regime since the introduction of the federal privacy laws will commence, major changes include:

  • The introduction of a new system of privacy principles, including three new principles, which significantly affect how private and public sector entities collect and handle personal information;
  • The enforcement functions and powers of the national privacy regulator will be significantly expanded;
  • The introduction of a civil penalty regime for breaches of privacy. The Federal Court will have the power to award significant civil penalties for serious or repeated breaches of privacy. 
     

When these reforms commence, the risks and consequences of privacy breaches will be much more serious for both private sector and public sector entities. In the meantime, privacy policies need to be updated and practices, procedures and systems will need to be revised and implemented.

Accordingly, if preparations are not already well underway, they should commence or be escalated now in order to achieve full compliance by 12 March 2014.

Please click on the above register button to confirm you place by 17 February 2014. And we look forward to seeing you on 20 February 2014.

For more information on this event, please feel free to contact us on 1300 133 151.


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