Businesses and public sector organisations need to be diligent and transparent with how they handle information and be compliant with the widening range of privacy legislation.

Our Privacy Expertise

Australia’s stringent privacy regulation environment is designed to promote and protect the rights of individuals and to set a benchmark for organisations’ responsibilities. It is vital all public and private sector organisations abide by these laws.

As a firm with a strong focus on government and administrative law, Maddocks manages Freedom of Information (FOI) and privacy requests on a daily basis. This includes complying with requests, tribunal hearings and privacy audits to helping these public bodies with preparing policies, training and developing related documentation.

Due to our deep government knowledge, we advise on the interpretation of state and Commonwealth-level FOI legislation and help our clients navigate the intersection of FOI and privacy laws.

We are perfectly positioned to manage the full cycle of a new FOI request, from receiving it to reviewing the government’s decisions at relevant tribunals.

Our dedicated Privacy team also has access to FOI-specific databases, which allow our clients to access and review the documents in question.

Meet the team responsible for our privacy service and read their latest insights below.

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