Questions about legal templates? Please read our FAQ’s here.
What can happen if you don’t use a privacy statement template?
For example, if your website collects personal information like health data or financial information without the user’s consent, you could be fined by the Privacy Commissioner or the courts, if you have no privacy statement template at all. In addition, if you don’t give users the option to opt out of data collection, you could be liable for privacy abuse. In the worst-case scenario, your website and email marketing could be shut down if you are found to be in violation of privacy laws.
Privacy Statement Template Australia - Frequently Asked Questions
- have an annual turnover of more than $3 million.
- are health service providers; or
- disclose personal information to overseas recipients.
Does my Australian website need to be compliant with international privacy laws?
The long answer is a bit more complicated. If you do business in the European Union, California or Canada, you need to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) respectively.
These laws regulate how companies collect, use, and disclose personal data. If you have a website that collects personal data from users in the EU, California or Canada, you need to take steps to ensure that your website is compliant with these laws.
This includes ensuring that users can easily opt-out of having their personal data collected and that they are aware of their rights under GDPR and CCPA. In addition, you need to take steps to protect the personal data that you do collect, such as by encrypting it and ensuring that it is stored securely. Failure to comply with GDPR, CCPA or PIPEDA can result in hefty fines. However, compliance with these laws can be complex and time-consuming.
- your organisation’s contact details.
- what kinds of personal information you collect and why.
- how you collect personal information (including whether you collect it from third parties).
- whether you disclose personal information to overseas recipients and, if so, where they are located.
- how individuals can access and correct their personal information.
- how you handle complaints about breaches of the APPs; and
- whether you are likely to disclose an individual’s personal information to a government agency or body, and if so, which one.
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