Course Description

This course covers the law of privacy and confidentiality in Australia, with a particular focus on aspects relevant to information security professionals. It is also designed so that organisations understand the Privacy Act  amendments effective 12th March 2014 and what those changes might mean for them.
It will focus on the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) – the Commonwealth legislation that requires the protection of personal information in Australia - and will cover  the following: 
·         Application and exemptions
·         Definitions and key concepts e.g. “Personal Information”, “De-identification”, “Use” and “Disclosure”
·         the new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and changes from the old IPPs and NPPs
·         The Privacy Commissioner’s powers, including the power to seek penalties and enforceable undertakings
·         The Privacy Commissioner’s Guide to Reasonable Security
·         Consequences of breaching the Act
There will be a separate detailed consideration of Privacy Act issues raised by Cloud Computing contracts - including issues of consent and the cross border disclosure of data.
Relevant State privacy laws will also be covered.

Although focusing on Australian privacy law and the protection of confidential information - there will also be some coverage of the privacy and data protection regimes in the United States, Europe and Asia.Placeholder

What's Included

This 1-day instructor led classroom based course covers the law of privacy and confidentiality in Australia, with a emphasis on aspects of particular relevance to information security professionals.  Focus is on the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Commonwealth legislation that requiring the protection of personal information in Australia, although reference will also be made to State legislation, where relevant.

The following are covered in this 1-day instructor led course:

  • Background to privacy regulation
  • Application and exemptions
  • Definitions and key concepts e.g. “Personal Information”, “Use” and “Disclosure”
  • The 13 individual Australian Privacy Principles (APPs)
  • The Privacy Commissioner’s powers, including the power to undertake investigations, make determinations, seek penalties and enforceable undertakings
  • Data breach notification
  • Privacy Impact Assessments


The course will also cover the common law of privacy and confidentiality in Australia including the tort of breach of privacy and actions for breach of confidence. The protection of confidential information under confidentiality agreements as well as from misuse by employees (and the enforceability of employee restraint clauses) will also be covered.

Course Content

  • 8-hours of instructor led tuition
  • 100% up-to-date material
  • Comprehensive course notes including additional reference materials

Topics covered include:

  • History of privacy
  • Privacy Legislation - Commonwealth and State
  • Privacy Act obligations
  • Data Breach Notification
  • Cloud Computing and privacy
  • Tort of breach of privacy
  • Protection of Confidential information

Intended Audience

This course is aimed at information security professionals, as well as legal practitioners who are interested in privacy and confidentiality legal issues relevant to information security professionals.  It is also of relevance to risk managers, auditors, internal legal counsel and anyone interested in understanding and managing potential legal liability for information security related issues.

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Available Times & Locations

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