Webinar: Privacy in Local Government Series - Privacy Breaches

Councils engage closely and directly with members of their community more than most other government agencies. In doing so they collect and manage large volumes of personal information. When a member of the community hands over their personal information to the council, they trust that it will be kept secure and used for legitimate purposes.  However, from time to time, even with the best systems and practices, things can go wrong and a breach of personal information may occur. Accordingly, it is critical councils develop and implement processes and procedures to enable a timely, effective and appropriate response in the event of privacy breach.

A privacy breach has the potential to cause serious physical, financial, emotional or reputational harm to individuals and affected parties. A privacy breach may have significant financial, legal and resource implications for any organisation, including councils. There is also reputational damage which can erode the community’s trust in the public services they deliver.

This session will explore some key actions councils should consider when preparing for and responding to a privacy breach.

Learning Outcomes

Participating in this workshop will assist you to:

  • prepare for a potential privacy breach
  • execute a timely, effective and appropriate privacy breach response
  • assess potential harms and take action to mitigate risks.

Audience: This course is designed for anyone in councils who assess, manage and respond to a privacy breach.

When: 10:30am – 12 midday, Thursday, 27 October 2022

Where: Online via Microsoft Teams

Experienced OIC privacy officers will deliver the session.

Registration will close on Monday, 24 October. A link to the webinar will be sent to participants on Tuesday, 25 October 2022.

There is no fee associated with this training.

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