The Privacy Act Demystified – Webinar Series


Get in touch information is loading

The Privacy Act Demystified – Webinar Series

We'll be scheduling this webinar series on a needs basis. Please register below to be added to the interest list. We'll contact you when scheduling has taken place or email [email protected]


Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).

In a world in which more and more data is being collected, stored and distributed, privacy is central to the work of both the private sector and government agencies.

As the volume of data held by government agencies and businesses grows, so do the community’s expectations regarding handling of personal information.

The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) governs the way in which businesses and Commonwealth government agencies must deal with personal information, through the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) upholds these privacy laws, resolves privacy complaints and investigates potential data breaches.

The regulatory landscape is always evolving, and it can be difficult for agencies and businesses to keep up with their obligations. A key example is the new Mandatory Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme, which applies to a broader range of entities (including those that are Tax File Number recipients) that may not be otherwise subject to the Act.

In recent years, the OAIC has been empowered to take an even more proactive and direct approach to regulation and enforcement of the Act. This includes the ability to conduct "own motion investigations", require enforceable undertakings, and to apply to the Court for civil penalty orders. Privacy breaches are big news, and compliance should be front of mind for all government and private sector entities that handle personal information. 

In this session we go through the key compliance issues and risks that are presented by the Privacy Act and the key steps and processes that can be put in place to manage these issues.

Who should attend?

  • Commonwealth Government and private sector employees involved in managing privacy
  • Employees of State and Local Governments that are TFN recipients.

What you'll learn

You’ll develop the core skills required to manage your organisation’s privacy obligations.

What we'll cover

Session 1 – Introduction to Privacy

  • Key concepts
  • What is personal information
  • Who is covered by the Act
  • Enforcement – powers of the OAIC.

Session 2 – Obligations & Exemptions

  • Australian Privacy Principles explained
  • What is exempt
  • Employee records exemption.

Session 3 – Notifiable Data Breaches & Emerging Issues

  • Who is subject to the Mandatory Data Breach Notification Scheme
  • What is a Data Breach
  • When to notify
  • Responding to a Data Breach
  • Emerging issues.

Dates: Dates will be scheduled on a needs basis. To register your interest please click the 'register' button below or email [email protected]

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm (Brisbane AEST)

Cost (inc GST): $300 per person (complete 3 session series package) 

Unable to participate in one or more webinars from this series? We will be recording each session and we welcome you to register directly with us for the series. Just let us know which webinar/s you are unable to be a participant. Phone 1800 882 110 or email [email protected]

Further information: Phone 1800 882 110 or email [email protected]

Register   2021 Workshop Index   Subscribe for Email Updates   

Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 1 point per webinar (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.