ParryField lawyers are well known in the charities field.

On 1 December 2020, the new Privacy Act comes into force. One of the significant changes is the requirement to report serious breaches to the Privacy Commissioner and the affected individuals.

Towards the end of last year they published a blog article on their website entitled: Breaches of Privacy and the new Privacy Act 2020: What are your obligations.

Although the article is aimed at businesses, it (and the new legislation) equally applies to charities that maintain personal data.

The article discusses what is a privacy breach, what your obligations are, exceptions,  penalties, and steps you can take to prepare.

The article can be found here.