Need to understand NSW privacy law? Here is your bible. 580 cases read and annotated, and still going strong.
Now in its 17th year of publication, PPIPA in Practice is our signature publication – available as a single-purchase eBook, or as an annual subscription with quarterly updates.
PPIPA in Practice is a fully annotated guide to the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW). ‘PPIPA’ is the key Act that applies to State government agencies, universities and local councils in NSW. It also includes all cases decided under the Health Records & Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW), known as ‘HRIPA’, which applies to the private sector in NSW as well as public sector agencies.
Whether you are a privacy officer needing advice, a lawyer advising a client, or a member of the public trying to frame a privacy complaint, PPIPA in Practice is designed to provide you with quick and comprehensive information about how each section of PPIPA (and HRIPA) are being interpreted and applied in practice.
PPIPA in Practice brings together information and interpretations from 580 NSW privacy cases decided since 2001, including seminal Supreme Court and Court of Appeal cases. It also incorporates the Privacy Commissioner’s advice on the legislation, drawn from various guidelines, newsletters and submissions.
The guide is constantly updated so you have the latest information available.
PPIPA in Practice answers common questions such as:
- what is included in the definition of “personal information”?
- are photographs or CCTV footage “personal information”?
- how does the “suitability for employment” exemption work?
- what form should a collection notice take? will a generic notice suffice?
- what are “such security safeguards as are reasonable in the circumstances”?
- what do “express consent” and “implied consent” mean in practice?
- when will the “law enforcement” exemption apply?
- can we refuse access on grounds of unreasonable diversion of resources?
- how much compensation can be paid for a privacy breach – or a data breach?
- will the Tribunal view how we conducted a data breach notification as relevant to considering remedies?
… and plenty of uncommon questions too.
PPIPA in Practice also works as a companion guide to Untangling the IPPs and HPPs, our decision-tree guide to the Disclosure rules that apply under NSW law.
Click below to purchase the latest edition of PPIPA in Practice for $600 + GST, or see our annual subscription option (four editions pa) for $1,200 + GST pa.
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