What is Privacy?
Privacy is sometimes referred to as the right of the individual to be left alone. However, increasingly this right is under threat as a consequence of the increase in information technology, biometrics, digital rights and information technology.
How do I protect my clients’ personal information?
Many businesses these days are trying to find an edge in order to attract additional customers or retain their existing customers. People are very concerned about the security of their personal information and want to be assured that any company to which they provide such information will ensure it is protected.
You only have to do an Internet search to find examples of where people are concerned about their privacy or companies and government agencies have failed to protect personal information. The companies that take steps to protect their customers' personal information and can demonstrate that protection have a big commercial advantage over their competitors.
In addition, changes to the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 in March 2014 means: