The rise in online activites worldwide has led to the wide-scale collection and misuse of personal data. This were evident in the recent Facebook scandal, where a political research firm harvested the personal information of up to 87 million of its users.
Events like these have encouraged governments to intervene to protect individuals and this is the case with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Despite the GDPR being a European regulation, Australian businesses may need to comply with it, especially if you are offering goods and / or services online and / or collecting personal data.
The new laws bring new rules and obligations around:
- Requesting consent
- Disclosing data
- Data breaches
- Communicating changes to your privacy policies
With so many Australian businesses collecting personal data, you need to decide if you have obligations under the Data Protection Regulation and if so, how to meet those obligations.
Depending on your circumstances, you may need to:
- Provide guidance to help you protect your customers’ data
For more information or some assistance with this contact us here or call Signature Staff on +61 07 4050 3888