Privacy Compliance Tool

Not sure what your APP compliance obligations are?

Our privacy compliance self-assessment tool will provide a quick review of compliance with the Australian Privacy Ac 1988 (Ch), and help you benchmark how well you are doing with managing privacy compliance in your business. The assessment is set against the requirements of the  Australian Privacy Principles which are the cornerstone of the privacy protection framework in the Privacy Act 1988.


What is involved?

To provide this comprehensive report, you will complete a series of 43 questions across the 13 Australian Privacy Principles plus the mandatory data breach notification obligations that form the fundamentals of privacy compliance obligations in Australia.

The assessment covers the areas:

  • APP 1 – Open and transparent management of personal information.
  • APP 2 – Anonymity and pseudonymity
  • APP 3 – Collection of solicited personal information
  • APP 4 – Dealing with unsolicited personal information
  • APP 5 – Notification of the collection of personal information
  • APP 6 – Use or disclosure of personal information
  • APP 7 – Direct Marketing
  • APP 8 – Cross-border disclosure of personal information
  • APP 9 – Adoption, use or disclosure of government related identifiers
  • APP 10 – Quality of personal information
  • APP 11 – Security of personal information
  • APP 12 – Access to personal information
  • APP 13 – Correction of personal information

To ensure the validity of the report, the person completing the assessment needs to have a comprehensive understanding of the business and its processes.

When you are going through the assessment, you can save your progress and go back to complete the assessment later.  We estimate the time taken to complete the assessment will vary between 30 mins to 2 hours.


What You Get

At the end of this assessment, you will automatically receive a report which will show you:

  • The overall privacy compliance level for your organisaion.
  • Your current compliance level against each of the APPs, with easy-to-understand information on what is required to achieve a higher level of compliance.
  • Recommendations on steps to take to improve the maturity of your privacy program.


How This Service Helps

Firstly, why is this important?  The truth is, you have a lot of other things to do running and growing your business and privacy management may not be top of your to-do list. With the ever-growing cyber-security risks to business, you need to think about the impact a data breach or other loss of personal information would have on your business.

You risk:

  • Potentially irreversible damage to your reputation,
  • Adverse effects on your ability and cost of obtaining suitable insurance,
  • Financial institutions and other companies being more reluctant to offer credit or loans, and
  • The potential to miss out on lucrative contract opportunities.

Developing a privacy management / compliance program can help you manage these risks.

If regulators, business partners and individuals see that you are managing personal data risks well, you can secure their trust and confidence. This can enhance your reputation and give you a competitive edge, helping your business to thrive and grow.


Who needs to worry about privacy compliance? 

Truthfully, we all do, because of the negative effects it can have on organisations as noted above. We also have an ethical obligation to protect others personal information, just as we want our own personal information protected.

However, the Privacy Act 1988 (Ch) does specify who it covers. If your business or organization has a turnover of more than $3 million annually, then you must comply with the Privacy Act.  If your business has a turnover of less than $3 million annually, then you may still be covered by the Privacy Act, depending on the nature of your business. For more information check here.


How This Service Works

The primary purpose of this assessment is to identify areas that your business may not be compliant with the Australian Privacy Principles which underpin the Privacy Act 1988 and help you understand what you can do to improve your compliance.


What does it cost?

Cost: $49 inc GST

Payment by credit card on commencement of the assessment through a secure payment gateway.


Feel free to contact us at any time to discuss your privacy management needs. We’re here to help.  While this questionnaire is designed as a self-assessment tool to provide a cost-effective snapshot of where you are right now, we are happy to help with any further questions you may have.


Initial consultations / discussions are always free of charge.

We will not subscribe you automatically to any list and we will not contact you unless you ask us to at the end of the assessment. Our Privacy Policy can be viewed here.

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