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As websites are being used increasingly for simple and complex transactions, an individuals’ personal information is finding its way into online databases and is being stored on internet servers. This information can be highly sensitive, such as data pertaining to:

  • Financial matters;
  • Access codes and pin numbers;
  • Credit card details;
  • Account information and particulars;
  • Employment history;
  • Confidential business information and data;
  • Date of birth.

Other information may also find its way into online archives which are used to store or process information. These may include:

  • Work history;
  • Criminal records;
  • Medical records; and
  • Other personal details, such as, address, marriage status, assets, income.

These details can be used for various reasons, such as online commercial transactions, payment of bills, debts and liabilities, application for employment, enrolment into schools and universities, transfer of medical information between doctors and hospitals and generally transferring data between statutory institutions and updating details held by government departments.

The law is becoming increasingly concerned about the use of this personal information and the right to privacy and has introduced more restrictions on the use of this information.

We recommend that each business have a privacy policy which is business specific and specifies the manner in which the business makes use of such personal information. Privacy policies must comply with all applicable privacy laws.

Legal advice for a privacy policy should be obtained at the time of setting up your business.  If you require assistance with your business’ privacy policy, you may wish to contact our office and arrange an appointment to see one of our Business & Online Start-Up Solicitors in our Sydney office. By appointment, we can also arrange a time for you to see one of our lawyers at a branch office. For a complete listing please see our "Locations" tab.

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