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When it comes to Privacy & Data Protection, our team brings extensive experience and a deep understanding of the intricacies of this critical area. We are committed to safeguarding your data and ensuring privacy compliance, providing strategic legal guidance that is meticulously crafted to protect your interests.

Adriana Care

Adriana Care
Managing Partner

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Privacy issues are on the rise as online activity quickly increases

Data has become the centre of global trade, and the digitalisation of the economy has resulted in businesses using data to predict and respond to their market in unprecedented ways.

Coutts can advise you on the following:

The collection and storage of personal information is in most cases governed by the Privacy Act. Coutts can help organisations manage privacy issues. Our practice covers the full range of data protection, privacy and associated matters including your legal obligations, compliance obligations, complaints for breaches of privacy, cyber security, data breaches and retention, and access to information requests. Our approach is to find practical yet commercially realistic solutions for our client’s privacy and data issues.

  • Developing and implementing privacy policies and compliance programs

We assist in creating tailored privacy policies that resonate with your business, ensuring that both management and employees are equipped with training programs to understand and uphold these standards.

  • Privacy complaints and how to deal with those complaints

Beyond merely advising on complaints, we provide strategic insights on effective resolution techniques, ensuring a streamlined and empathetic approach towards aggrieved parties.

  • Reviewing agreements to ensure they contain adequate protection of your data

Our assessment of agreements goes beyond surface-level checks, delving deep to ascertain that every clause robustly safeguards your data against potential breaches or misuse.

  • Advising on compliance with changes to privacy laws and identifying personal and sensitive information

As privacy laws evolve, we stay ahead of the curve, providing proactive advice to ensure your operations remain compliant, while also assisting in the accurate identification and categorisation of personal and sensitive data.

  • Advising on precautionary measures to reduce liability and risk

Our team offers guidance on pre-emptive strategies to mitigate potential risks, ensuring your business is always a step ahead in its privacy measures.

How can Coutts help you?

With a team of seasoned professionals, Coutts is ready to guide you seamlessly through the intricacies of privacy regulations. We’re committed to helping you craft robust compliance strategies, adeptly address privacy concerns, and fortify the protection of your pivotal data. Reach out to us today and let’s ensure your business remains secure, compliant, and ahead of the curve.

Ready to elevate your business to the next level? Dive into a partnership that prioritises your business’s success. Contact our expert team and discover how Coutts can redefine your Privacy and Data Protection experience.

What to Expect with Coutts Lawyers

Step 1: Initial Contact

Reach out to Coutts Lawyers via our website, phone, or in person. Briefly describe your matter.

Step 2: Consultation Appointment

Schedule and attend a meeting with a Coutts lawyer / Conveyancer to discuss the specifics of your matter and desired outcomes.

Step 3: Information & Legal Advice

Share all related documents and information. Your lawyer / Conveyancer will review everything, clarify aspects as needed, and then advise on the best action course.

Step 4: Action Plan Development

Based on the advice, an appropriate action plan will be formulated. This may involve communication, documentation processes, or further legal steps.

Step 5: Implementation

Execute the action plan, addressing a range of legal scenarios as necessary.

Step 6: Resolution & Closure

Navigate towards a resolution, with the path determined by the nature of the matter. Your Lawyer / Conveyancer will outline any final actions or considerations.

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Introducing Adriana

Your Compassionate Lawyer

Meet Adriana, The Managing Partner at Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers, and the head of our esteemed Property and Commercial Law teams. With over twenty years of expertise, Adriana’s profound experience has fostered unwavering trust among her clients and solidified her esteemed standing within the Macarthur community. Her stature as an authority in Property and Commercial law is well-established.

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Privacy & Data Protection FAQ’s

The key privacy and data protection laws in Australia include the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is responsible for enforcing and regulating these laws.

Personal information under Australian privacy laws refers to information or an opinion about an identified or identifiable individual. It includes details such as names, contact information, medical records, and financial data. Organisations must handle personal information in accordance with the APPs.

Businesses and organisations in Australia have obligations to handle personal data responsibly. They must only collect information necessary for a legitimate purpose, ensure data security, inform individuals about data handling practices, and allow individuals to access and correct their data.

Data breaches in Australia can result in penalties and legal consequences. The Privacy Act mandates data breach notification requirements for businesses. If a data breach occurs that is likely to result in serious harm, affected individuals and the OAIC must be notified.

Individuals can protect their privacy by being cautious about sharing personal information, understanding their rights under the Privacy Act, and exercising their rights to access and correct their data. They can also contact the OAIC if they have concerns about data privacy.

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