Big data privacy in Australia

The risks, obligations and actions to maintain your ‘license to operate’.

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"There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be." – Robert Mueller, FBI Director, 2012.

There is an explosion of data coming from every level of the organisation, and customers and citizens from across the globe. This data is an asset with considerable economic and societal value. When used for big data analytics the insights will revolutionise how you do business.

What is big data analytics?

Big data analytics uses large data sets, often from a number of different sources, to provide faster, more insightful information on entities of interest, including customers, suppliers and employees. The data used may include sensitive personal information which is about an identified individual or a reasonably identifiable individual.

Understanding your obligations and developing a solution for the future

The effects of a breach and/or attack can be irreversible, turning your biggest asset into your greatest liability.

In this five-article series, we provide you with a whole-of-business view of your responsibilities and the risks to consider when accessing, obtaining, using and storing personal data. We'll also provide tips, strategic thinking and tactical actions to help you protect your organisation against breaches and maintain your 'license to operate' in the future.