Can you afford to risk fines of up to $340,000 for an individual or $1.7 million for a company?
As an established business owner you already know the importance of protecting the privacy of the personal and sensitive information you collect from your clients
With the increasing number of organisations that have had their systems breached in recent years, and the personal information they have collected being distributed without consent, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) have introduced an amendment to the Privacy Act 1988 around Notifiable Data Breaches to add further protection to personal information, this change takes effect on February 22nd 2018.
If you collect any of the following you will be impacted by the change:
Financial details (including credit card details)
Government identifiers (e.g. Centrelink Reference Number, Medicare number)
Tax File Number (TFN)
Contact information (e.g. home address, phone number, email address)
Other sensitive information (such as sexual orientation, gender identity, political or religious views)
We know you are very concerned about protecting the privacy of your clients, with this in mind KLM Audit & Compliance have created a complete solution to help you achieve the following;
– Review your current systems and work practices to determine security compliance levels
– Assess what changes need to be made to your policies, procedures, and operations
– Create a privacy management plan to implement changes
With these changes it makes it a good time to review how you collect, store, distribute and dispose of any personal or sensitive information you have collected, and how prepared you are if you were to suffer a breach of that information.
We have been working hard to ensure all businesses can have access to a compliance specialist to test their Privacy Management Systems by creating packages that suit every size business, and budget, from a small family medical practice to a large Not-For Profit organisation.