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- 1. Queensland's information privacy reforms present opportunities for alignment with Commonwealth and overseas regimes
With the Commonwealth and Queensland both undertaking comprehensive reviews of their privacy frameworks in 2022, there is a unique opportunity for reform which promotes alignment nationally between the Australian jurisdictions and with international privacy standards, such as the GDPR.
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- 2. A united front – Western Australia proposes to introduce data privacy laws
The WA Government has announced that it is drafting new laws to implement a data privacy regime that will apply to WA public sector organisations. While much will depend on the final form of any legislation, the new laws will afford an opportunity for those organisations to improve the delivery of current and future services to the public.
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- 3. It’s time – embedding privacy front and centre in compliance, governance and decision-making processes
Recent high-profile data breaches have elevated privacy as a critical governance and compliance risk issue across the public and private sectors.
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- 4. Proposed UK data protection reforms aim to reduce compliance burden
The UK Government's proposed reforms to privacy and data protection laws suggest a desire to relax the compliance burden on businesses. However, it is unclear as to whether this will present any tangible benefit for Australian businesses operating across various jurisdictions.
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- 5. Litigation 101 Series: Privacy (transferring personal information internationally)
In today's global digital economy, it is almost unavoidable that companies will, at some point, transfer to an overseas entity personal information they have collected in Australia. An obvious example is using a data storage provider with servers located overseas, but it may also occur in connection with cross-border disputes, conducting foreign court proceedings, or engaging with international experts and witnesses.
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- 6. Reference to "medical reasons" breached obligations to keep health information private
The circumstances of a use or disclosure on the relevant individual need to be considered when determining if there has been a breach of the Health Privacy Principles or other privacy principles.
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- 7. Misuse of confidential information by public sector agencies: the case for reform
Useful measures include improving information management systems and access control mechanisms, and undertaking regular information privacy awareness campaigns.
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