New Privacy Act – March 2014

Just over 60% of Australians decide not to deal with an organisation because of privacy concerns” Timothy Pilgrim, Australian Privacy Commissioner, 9 October 2013.*

AMSRO and AMSRS (under the RICA banner) are holding a free privacy webinar for members on Tuesday February 11 from 1pm – 2pm (AEDT).  Delivered  by Andrew Maher, HR Legal the webinar covers new Australian privacy laws, key changes to the legislation and steps to prepare for the 13 new Australian Privacy Principles.   Andrew Maher from HR Legal said the new privacy legislation, for the first time, would have real teeth with fines of up to $1.7 million for serious breaches.

Sarah Campbell, Executive Director, AMSRO said with privacy fast becoming a major concern for individuals, having an industry specific privacy code that interprets new laws will be an increasingly valuable tool for members.

All AMSRO member organisations adhere to the Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code which sets out how the the APPs are to be applied and complied with by AMSRO members in relation to the collection, retention, use, disclosure and destruction of personal information in market and social research.

The Code sets a clear benchmark of best practice and represents the highest ethical and privacy standards in the industry.  A copy of the Code is available here – The Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2014

Please note this webinar is a repeat of the AMSRO privacy webinar held December 2013.

If you require further details please contact amsro@amsro.com.au or call (02) 8017 6717.

*Community Attitudes to Privacy survey OAIC  – http://www.oaic.gov.au/news-and-events/news/privacy-news/community-attitudes-to-privacy-survey