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Advising you on protection of information, data, health records and privacy rights from an individual and business perspective, ensuring that sensitive, valuable and confidential information is kept in the right hands.

Complying with the legal landscape in privacy and data protection has never been more important for business, particularly those in the professional services, and medical and healthcare industries. At Burke & Associates Lawyers, our expert team provide protection, risk assessment and mitigation and advice and assistance when things go wrong.

With data breaches increasing every day, particularly for small to medium business and those in professional services, medical and health, we advise and assist you to safeguard each piece of sensitive information you handle in your organisation.

We assist you to ensure information is only being collected, retained and used by your organisation for lawful purposes as well as advising you in plain language on your obligations and rights relating to privacy, data and health records, and best practice and protection in these areas.

For example, a comprehensive privacy policy is a necessary tool required to assist your business in the collection, holding and use of information, the disclosure of that information ethically and to show your customers, patients and stakeholders that you are serious about their data.

Our team will assist you with developing a privacy policy that suits your business.

How can we help you?

Assisting business with informed decision making about privacy, data and health records:

  • Business risk identification and mitigation advice and strategy
  • Best practice advice and implementation
  • Review and development of policies and procedures (privacy policy, IT and cyber security policy)
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Reports or complaints to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
  • Identifying eligible data breach
  • Assessing suspected data breach
  • Advice and assistance in a cyber attack or other data breach
  • Requests or subpoenas relating to medical or health records
  • Development of personal information collection, use, consent and disclosure forms
  • Training sessions for your directors and / or employees
  • Freedom of Information requests
  • Ownership of information and data
  • The Australian Privacy Principles

Our Privacy & Data Protection Lawyers

Meghan Warren

Principal

Meghan Warren

Principal
LL.B GAICD
Meghan is one of the few lawyers in Australia admitted in the State (Victoria) and Federal jurisdictions of Australia, and as an Attorney at Law to the New York State Bar in the United States.

Rosy Roberts

Principal

Rosy Roberts

Principal
LL.B (Hons) B.A GAICD
Rosy has extensive experience in Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution having represented clients in all Victorian State Courts, the Family Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia. She is also a VCAT appointed...

George Hanger

Associate

George Hanger

Associate
LL.B BA
George was admitted to legal practice in May 2015 after completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws at Monash University.

Shabitha Sumanathasa

Lawyer
Shabitha works in various other areas including litigation, family law and property law.
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