Salinger Privacy was established in 2004 by one of Australia’s foremost privacy experts. We offer privacy consulting and advisory services, as well as a range of privacy resources, eLearning and face-to-face privacy training options.
Our clients come from government, the non-profit sector and businesses across Australia. No matter what sector you are in, we believe that privacy protection is essential for your reputation. In everything we do, we aim to demystify privacy law, and offer pragmatic solutions – to help you ensure regulatory compliance, and maintain the trust of your customers.
Salinger Privacy is:
- on the Australian Government’s Privacy Services Provider Panel for Privacy Impact Assessments, privacy advice, and privacy training
- a fully pre-qualified supplier to the NSW Government; under the NSW Prequalification Scheme ‘Performance and Management Services’ (SCM0005), Salinger Privacy can be engaged, with no value limit, for business performance reviews and risk management advisory services, such as PIAs and privacy audits
- an approved supplier on the Victorian Government’s eServices Register
- an approved seller on the Australian Government’s Digital Marketplace, in relation to our Compliance Kits and privacy training solutions
- an Official Training Partner of the International Association of Privacy Professionals
Check out our Training Calendar for all our up-coming courses including live virtual options, as well as eLearning modules you can do anytime.
Some lovely news: our Principal Anna Johnston was this month honoured for her ‘exceptional leadership, knowledge and creativity in privacy’ with the IAPP Vanguard Award, one of five privacy professionals recognised globally whose pioneering work is helping to shape the future of privacy and data protection. While her day-to-day work involves assisting clients to develop innovative approaches to privacy protection, the Vanguard award was bestowed in reflection of Anna’s contributions to the privacy profession, and to the protection of privacy for the benefit of all. In particular, the award recognised Anna’s contributions in a voluntary capacity over 20 years, including both formal and informal advocacy on key issues, multiple pro bono advisory positions, and knowledge-sharing through speaking and writing about privacy. Her passionate pursuit of law reform to improve protection against digital harms was called out in particular. You can watch a video chat with all five winners from around the globe.
If you missed our annual webinar for Privacy Awareness Week, you can now watch the video: Getting a clear view: take-aways from recent OAIC determinations.
OUT NOW: The May 2022 edition of PPIPA in Practice. Unlock a wealth of knowledge from over 500 NSW privacy cases. Find out why our subscribers refer to our annotated guide as their ‘bible’. Now in its 16th year of publication!
OUT NOW: the 2022 edition of our FREE Privacy Officer’s Handbook – download your copy today!
Plus we have opened registrations for our new program, Privacy Notice and Consent: How to get it right. This small group workshop will run in October.
Due to popular demand, we have scheduled an extra CIPM program for September! (Our March, May and August programs sold out.)
Other new resources and training:
- Check out our Training Calendar for small group workshops coming up from July to October, as well as online modules to complete at your own pace
- Our Marketing Essentials Compliance Kit offers clear explanations and pragmatic advice about how to comply with the complex and overlapping privacy, spam and cookie rules in Australia, New Zealand, the EU and California
- We have new specialist training to help you understand and manage the privacy risks found in AI, algorithmic and automated decision-making systems: Managing Privacy Risks in AI and Algorithmic Systems
- For anyone confused about navigating the privacy rules for using data in research, program evaluation or data analytics: check out Privacy Essentials for Researchers and Data Scientists. You can pay-per-user, or bundle the training module together with other resources in the value-packed Research Essentials compliance kit
- We have updated our guide Demystifying De-identification, to include new resources published since our first edition in 2017, an introduction to privacy-preserving computation techniques, additional examples of more recent re-identification exercises, critiques of k-anonymity and differential privacy, case law from 2021, and a diagram to explain identifiability
Fresh on the Salinger Privacy blog
Would you like fries with that? offers a quick guide to collecting or creating personal information, and explains the role of notice and consent in Australian privacy law.
Our August blog offers seven tips on conducting a PIA, effectively.
An earlier blog examined recent OAIC determinations which impact on the definition of ‘personal information’.
Big Tech, Individuation, and why Privacy must become the Law of Everything explores the harms caused by Big Tech, the failure of current privacy laws to stop them, semantic trickery used by the marketing industry to side-step privacy rules, and the reforms we need to see.
Should birds of a feather be FLoC’d together? examines what is changing about the AdTech ecosystem, the privacy harms which caused FLoC to be dumped by Google, and what all of this has to do with the review of Australia’s privacy laws.
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