From the rise of social networking and online storage of consumer information to the mass dissemination of information via Wikileaks, the risk of privacy breaches has never been greater. Together with the legal, commercial and reputational risks associated with a breach, business is faced with an unprecedented level of privacy compliance enforcement and varying international laws and regulations. Significant attention is being given to the privacy policies of some the globe’s biggest online organisations.
At the forefront of the market for almost 20 years, King & Wood Mallesons advises credit providers, government departments and leading commercial organisations on the risks associated with the way information is captured, used and transferred. From auditing and developing compliance systems for Australia’s largest credit providers to the confidentiality obligations of sponsorship, clients benefit from our strong IT backgrounds, working relationship with regulators and deep understanding of unique privacy needs within the financial, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors.