If you're in the web world you've no doubt heard of the EU's new data protection and privacy regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But did you know that Australia also has it's own Australian Data Privacy Regulations? If you collect customer information in either Australia or anywhere in the EU, it pays to be well informed about the new regulations in both places.
"The GDPR and Australian Data Privacy Regulations are moving in the same direction, but there are still some key differences that need clarification with respect to "serious harm", breach notifications and timeframes, business size applications, and reporting requirements."
This article outlines some of the key differences between the Australian Data Privacy Regulations and the GDPR: https://securityboulevard.com/2018/03/the-gdpr-vs-australian-data-privacy-regulations
And here is the official Australian Government resource: https://www.oaic.gov.au/agencies-and-organisations/business-resources/privacy-business-resource-21-australian-businesses-and-the-eu-general-data-protection-regulation
If you collect customer information in the EU and need assistance with meeting EU GDPR requirements, please contact us.