Australia Privacy Act

The Privacy Act established in Australia is a Data Privacy legislation that protects personal. Information. It is a law that governs the processing activities including the collection, use, storage, and disclosure of personal information in the federal public sector and the private sector.The Privacy Act outlines 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) that apply to government agencies and private sector organizations with an annual turnover of $3 million or more. The Privacy Principles are designed to protect privacy while ensuring that the regulation is flexible. It sets out standards for the collection, use, disclosure, and security of personal information. The Australian Information Commissioner is the Privacy Commissioner who oversees and regulates the enforcement of the Privacy Act/APPs. Learn more about the Privacy Act.

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    Our Approach to Australia Privacy Act

    Initial kick-off
    Initial kick-off

    We sit with your team to understand your business processes and the environment to consolidate the requirements against the Privacy Act.

    Scope Definition
    Scope Definition

    Our team will based on your business and understanding, define the scope for complying with Privacy Act Australia.

    GAP Analysis
    GAP Analysis

    Identify gaps in your organization’s security control, systems, and environment vis-à-vis the Privacy Act requirements.

    Awareness Training Program
    Awareness Training Program

    We conduct an awareness training program to help your employees understand the Privacy Act, its requirements, and obligations.

    Data & Asset Classification
    Data & Asset Classification

    Identify your sensitive personal assets, classify them, and create/update the Asset inventory.

    Risk Assessment
    Risk Assessment

    Our team conducts a comprehensive Risk Assessment to identify weak areas that could be exploited and lead to an incident of the breach.

    Risk Treatment
    Risk Treatment

    Our team helps you build strategies and appropriate Risk Treatment measures to help bridge gaps and strengthen security systems. We also assist you in developing and implementing a data breach management response that can blend with your existing Incident Response Plan.

    Australia Privacy Act Application Assessment
    Australia Privacy Act Application Assessment

    Our team assesses your application for confirmation to Australia Privacy Act requirements such as Data Portability, User Consent, Effective UI design, etc.

    User Training
    User Training

    Our team of experts will conduct User Training programs for all personnel covered in scope on their specific Privacy Act Compliance responsibilities. Training materials for future use shall be provided.

    Documentation Support
    Documentation Support

    Develop effective documentation for your organization as per Privacy Act requirements.

    Policy Rollout Support
    Policy Rollout Support

    We will help you build and rollout effective policies and procedures for your organization, pertaining to Privacy Act Compliance.

    Privacy Act Compliance Audit
    Privacy Act Compliance Audit

    After a reasonable gestation period, a separate team of experts conducts a Pre-assessment of your setup and ensures all measures are implemented.

    Certification/Attestation
    Certification/Attestation

    Once all controls are confirmed to be in place, we will be issuing a legally admissible "Privacy Act Compliance" Certificate for your organization.

    Continual support
    Continual support

    If required we can extend our continual support by offering you Managed Compliance Services to help your organization stay certified.

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    Why work with VISTA InfoSec?

    Vendor-neutral Company - We are a Vendor-neutral Consultancy & Advisory Service Company believing in being your true consulting / audit partner by not indulging in sales of hardware/software that might create bias.
    Strictly No Outsourcing - We value your trust in us so we do not outsource your critical assignments to another third party.
    Trusted Auditors – Our organization comprises an Audit team with experience of at least 12-15 years with relevant certifications such as CISA / CISSP, etc.
    Years of Experience – Your organization will benefit from our decade-long years of Industry experience and knowledge.
    End-to-end support – Our team will hand-hold you at every stage of the Compliance process including the design of controls and documentation as may be required.
    US Based – Audit certificate and report released for maximum market branding and acceptability of your organization.
    Cloud-based portal - We provide a secure Cloud-based portal with two-factor authentication for reporting and progress tracking.
    Robust security & risk management solution – We will provide you with a comprehensive solution, designed to meet your requirements.
    Reports detailing the analysis finding – We will provide you documents detailing the findings of the analysis and provide relevant recommendations for the same.
    Training videos and materials – We will provide you valuable training videos and materials for the ongoing training of your personnel.
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions on Australia Privacy Act

    The Australian Parliament passed the Privacy Act 1988 at the end of 1988 and enforced it in the year 1989.

    The Privacy Act Australia applies to organizations and federal agencies handling personal information in Australia. This includes federal government entity and/or officeholder and organization including individual, body corporate, partnership, unincorporated association, or trust having an annual turnover above$3 million. However, it would even include small businesses if they operate another business with an annual turnover of $3 million if they provide a health service or otherwise hold health information disclose, or collect, personal information about another individual for a benefit, service, or advantage, contracted service provider for a Commonwealth contract or is a credit reporting body.

    A small business operator with an annual turnover of less than $3 million, a registered political party, and a state or territory authorityis exempted from the Privacy Act of Australia.

    PDPA Compliance cost for an average-sized company starts at $8000. Pricing for the Privacy Act Australiacompliance usually depends on several factors, including the Scope of Audit, Business Applications, Technology Platforms, Number of Locations, and other additional services.

    The Privacy Act AustraliaCompliance report is only valid for a year from the date of issue. Further, an audit should be performed annually, or at least when significant changes are introduced that may impact systems and control in an environment.

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