Privacy, Data Protection & Cyber Security is everyone’s responsibility.
Ben is a technology, IP, privacy and cyber security lawyer based in Australia who has helped clients across various industries navigate complex legal privacy, information security, and cyber security laws.
Privacy is a growing concern in today’s digital age, and it is essential to protect personal information. As a privacy lawyer, Ben helps clients comply with Australian privacy regulations and protect personal information. He assists with the following:
- Privacy policies and notices
- Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) compliance advice
- Notifiable Data Breach advice (read more below)
- Privacy Impact Assessments
- Complaints and investigations by privacy regulators
With a focus on practical and effective solutions, Ben can help clients comply with privacy regulations and to protect personal information.
Cyber Security Law
Cybersecurity is a critical issue for businesses of all sizes, and it is essential to have a cyber security plan in place to protect against cyber threats. As a cyber security lawyer, Ben helps clients protect their businesses against cyber attacks and minimise the impact of a cyber security incident.
Ben is able to assist with:
- Conducting cyber security risk assessments
- Developing and implementing cyber security policies and procedures
- Incident response planning and execution
- Employee training and awareness
- Compliance with industry regulations and standards
With a focus on proactive measures to prevent cyber threats, Ben can help clients protect their businesses and minimise the impact of a cybersecurity incident.
If you require legal guidance related to privacy, information security, or cybersecurity in Australia, Ben is here to help. With a wealth of experience in these fields, he has the knowledge and expertise to help you navigate complex legal issues and achieve your business goals.
Contact Ben today to learn how he can help you protect your business against cyber threats and ensure compliance with privacy and data protection regulations.
Privacy Law Advice – Notifiable Data Breaches
There are harsh financial penalties for companies and individuals who fail to fulfil their legal responsibilities relating to data breaches. The Notifiable Data Breach Scheme under the Privacy Act requires businesses to report data breaches that may cause serious harm.
Businesses are encouraged by the Australian Office of Information Commissioner to have data breach response plan in place to help them comply with the Privacy Act and the associated Australian Privacy Principles.
Ben Waldeck can provide the following privacy legal advice regarding data:
– assessment of whether a notifiable data breach has occurred
– reporting of notifiable data breaches
– preparing a data breach response plan
Related article: Notifiable Data Breach Scheme Overview
Data theft is becoming incredibly prevalent. Companies must be aware of the preventative measures that can be implemented. For example, employee agreements and policies must stipulate data handling responsibilities, data access limits, personal device restrictions and implications if those requirements are breached.
When data theft occurs, swift action must be taken – but it must be the correct action. Employers need to be advised on whether they should investigate data theft or hire an investigator, whether they can stand down an employee until an investigation is undertaken, if and when the police should be notified and what civil and criminal actions may be taken against data thieves.
Getting the right advice is critical. Ben and the team can provide the necessary answers and prepare an action plan to address data theft the right way.
Related article: Employee Data Theft – Steps for Employers