Salinger Privacy can deliver tailor-made solutions to your privacy problems.
By working in partnership with our clients across Australia and New Zealand, reviewing people, practices and systems, we can identify the critical points of strength and weakness within personal information handling practices.
At Salinger Privacy we pride ourselves on taking a pragmatic approach to developing recommendations for our clients. We recognise that it is not always possible to achieve a ‘Rolls Royce’ standard of privacy protection, and we therefore prioritise recommendations which seek to address high-risk areas, with minimal resourcing input or impact on achieving corporate objectives.
Privacy Impact Assessment
Being involved up-front in the design of new initiatives ensures that privacy compliance and best practice can be ‘built-in’ rather than ‘bolted on’. Privacy Impact Assessment, or PIA, is the ideal tool for assessing new initiatives, whether they are technical, policy or legislative.
When it comes to PIAs, we can literally say: “We wrote the book”. Read more about our experience and approach when conducting Privacy Impact Assessments.
Privacy by Design advice
Agile projects need agile privacy advice.
If your project is in the early stages of ideation or a design sprint, it may benefit from integrated privacy advice, delivered early and often, rather than the more formal, long-form analysis and advice contained in a traditional PIA Report. Read more about our experience and approach to Privacy by Design advice.
Data ethics advice
Where privacy legal compliance seeks to answer the ‘can we?’ question in relation to the handling of personal information, data ethics seeks to answer the ‘should we?’ question. We can work with you to identify and manage ethical issues in relation to the use of data, which go beyond legal compliance concerns. Read more about our experience and approach to data ethics.
Algorithmic Impact Assessment
We help our clients build fairness, ethics, accountability and transparency into AI projects, algorithmic systems and automated decision-making.
We use the Four D’s Framework to assess privacy risk, across design, data, development, and deployment. Read more about Algorithmic Impact Assessment.
Re-identification Risk Assessment
How do you know if claims about your customer data being ‘de-identified’ hold true?
As part of a PIA or privacy advice, we can test for re-identification risks from your dataset. Read more about Re-identification Risk Assessment.
Whether you need a gap analysis ahead of legal changes, a review of the maturity of your privacy program, or to run the compliance ruler over multiple operational areas, we have extensive experience in conducting organisational reviews, focusing on privacy compliance and data governance.
Our privacy reviews can be a light touch ‘health check’, or a detailed examination of both policy and practice, to review the level of maturity of the privacy management program, and to highlight compliance gaps and privacy risks in the practices of the organisation. Read more about our experience and approach when conducting Privacy Reviews.
We have assisted a number of organisations review and revise their privacy policies, protocols, brochures, staff procedure manuals and other documents. We adopt a plain language approach, and have been particularly complimented on our ability to translate complex regulations for lay audiences.
Clients for whom we have either developed or reviewed/revised privacy-related policies and procedures include:
- Baptist Insurance Services
- Benevolent Society
- Cancer Institute NSW
- Chartered Accountants ANZ
- Commonwealth Bank
- Horticulture Innovation Australia
- Lorica Health
- MindBridge Analytics Inc
- Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
- NSW Department of Education
- State Library of NSW
- Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation
- Sydney Water
- University of Melbourne
- Vinta Property Group
- Wavelength Medical Recruitment
- Whispr Communications, and
Insights into case law and regulatory developments
As one of the leading privacy specialists in Australia, we are often called upon to provide interpretation of the latest case law or regulatory changes. We also publish the subscription service PPIPA in Practice, which includes quarterly updates on the latest legal developments in NSW.
Privacy investigations & complaint-handling
We have extensive experience in conducting fact-finding investigations into privacy complaints, and in analysing evidence against compliance with the relevant privacy principles.
Privacy Training Advisory Services
We can design and build tailored training programs for your organisation, conduct a Training Needs Analysis, review your existing eLearning modules, or advise your Learning & Development team about the privacy messaging they need to get across. We can also offer in-person small group training, as well as online training options. Find out more about our privacy training services.