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FCW Lawyers works with clients nationally and internationally to ensure compliance with privacy laws and regulations, drafting privacy policies, providing advice on data protection, managing data breaches, and offering legal counsel on privacy-related matters.

Safeguarding personal information

We can provide legal advice and act as your organisation’s external Privacy Officer providing an outsourced privacy management and response service through (under construction).

Why should I care about Privacy Law?

Privacy laws are changing rapidly, and the cost of non-compliance can be significant.

  • Non-compliance with privacy law can lead to severe consequences, including hefty fines, legal action, or damage to your business’s reputation.
  • Robust personal information management practices help build trust with customers and stakeholders. It shows a commitment to respecting their privacy and will enhance your business’s reputation.
  • Customers and users expect their data to be handled responsibly. Meeting these expectations leads to increased customer loyalty and satisfaction. Fail to handle that data responsibly, and customers will leave.
  • In an increasingly globalized world, businesses often deal with customers from different regions, each with its own set of privacy regulations. Adhering to these laws is essential for international operations.
  • Respecting individuals’ privacy is an ethical responsibility. Companies should prioritize the protection of personal information as a fundamental aspect of conducting business.

How do I comply?

Privacy law compliance isn’t just about drafting a privacy policy.

Organisations need to have in place practices procedures, and systems that cover the entire personal information lifecycle.

These include privacy management plans, data breach response planning, and contractual arrangements so that vendors handle personal information lawfully.

FCW Lawyers can assist your organization with:

  • Privacy Compliance: Assisting businesses in understanding and complying with relevant national and international privacy laws such as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), and other global or regional regulations.
  • Policy Drafting: Creating privacy policies that align with legal requirements and the specific needs of a business. This involves outlining how personal data is collected, used, stored, and shared.
  • Data Protection: Providing guidance on how to secure and protect sensitive information, including advice on encryption, secure data storage, and best practices for data handling.
  • Data Breach Response: Helping organizations in the event of a data breach by managing legal aspects, (mandatory) notifications, and mitigating potential fallout.
  • Consultation and Training: Educating businesses and their staff on privacy laws, best practices, and the implications of mishandling sensitive data.
  • Legal Representation: Offering legal representation in cases involving privacy issues, such as litigation related to data breaches or non-compliance.

Privacy legal services are crucial for companies dealing with personal information, especially in today’s highly regulated and data-sensitive environment. Our Technology team specialise in privacy laws and assist businesses to operate within legal boundaries while safeguarding individuals’ data.

Key Contacts

Holly Grujovski

Senior Associate - Corporate & Commercial

Natalie Ledlin

Principal Lawyer - Corporate & Commercial

Terry Ledlin

Special Counsel - Corporate & Commercial