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Practical Privacy: How to be privacy aware and assess privacy risk

This two-part course commences with a discussion on privacy in the broader legislative context and the key issues which have an impact on overall privacy risk. Part two provides practical guidance on how to assess a high privacy risk, including on how to undertake a Privacy Threshold Assessment.

CPD eligibility: 3 points

Course outline

The course outline is below or you can download the flyer.

Part one: Privacy Awareness 

Setting the scene

  • Discussing the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) in the broader legislative context.
  • Key definitions – personal information, sensitive information, and protected information (where applicable).

Practical privacy awareness

  • Discussing the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and their practical application for agencies and departments, including:
    • collection (APP 3 and 5)
    • use and disclosure (APP 6)
    • data quality (APP 10), and
    • security and storage (APP 11).

Managing privacy breaches

  • Practical scenarios for assessing privacy breaches – routine and notifiable.

Privacy reform

  • Discussing the government’s response to Privacy Act reform, timing and impact of the changes proposed.

Part two: Assessing privacy risk

Framework for managing privacy risk  

  • Application of the Privacy (Australian Government Agencies – Governance) APP Code 2017 (Cth)
  • Relevance of portfolio legislation.
  • Guidance in relation to data matching.

Privacy Threshold Assessments and Privacy Impact Assessments         

  • Requirement for undertaking a Privacy Threshold Assessment and Privacy Impact Assessment.
  • Discussing the different requirements and why the difference matters.

Practically assessing high privacy risk

  • Identifying the information – personal information, sensitive information and protected information (if applicable).
  • Assessing the key APPs: collection (APP 3 and 5), use and disclosure (APP 6), security and storage (APP 11).
  • Data matching, automation and data quality issues (APP 10).
  • Key technology and the relationship between data and information.
  • Practical scenario.


$590 plus GST per person. (Note: minimum numbers apply)

2024 Course Dates

Course dates coming soon.

To register for the session please email or enter your details in the form below.

Organisational training

This course can also be delivered on site within your Agency or organisation and can be tailored for State agencies and state owned corporations in various jurisdictions as required.

Please email for more details.

Chantal Tipene
Chantal Tipene
t: +61 2 9260 2542+61 2 9260 2542
m: +61 447 795 892+61 447 795 892
o: Sydney
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