Given the importance of privacy compliance, Bespoke has extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of privacy and data protection matters. Bespoke provides privacy advice to a wide range of clients, including those in the financial services, technology, superannuation and insurance, retail, e-commerce and online shopping portals, human resources and recruitment sectors.

The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles sets out rules with which many organisations must comply regarding the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information. Organisations that fail to comply with privacy laws can face monetary penalties of up to $1.8 million.

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Our privacy and data protection expertise includes:

  • advising on all aspects of compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles
  • preparing and implementing privacy policies and procedures
  • developing privacy compliance programs, privacy manuals and privacy compliance training and workshops
  • conducting internal privacy audits and privacy audits of third party service providers and vendors
  • advising on ancillary legislation relating to privacy such as the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) and Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth)
  • acting for clients in relation to privacy complaints and dealing with data breaches and data notification
  • advising clients on trans-border data flow issues and the privacy implications of outsourcing and cloud computing arrangements
  • privacy issues arising out of the use of social media

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