GDPR Compliance

A Guide for Australian Organisations

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive set of principles regulating the collection, handling, processing and storage of information assets in the EU.

While the GDPR was established by the EU as a means by which European citizens could ensure the protection of their privacy, its global remit has resulted in the GDPR becoming the benchmark for data security around the world.

This means that the GDPR may have significant ramifications for organisations in Australia too.

Any Australian organisation that engages any customer in an EU state needs to be aware of their obligations under GDPR, as failure to do so could result in very substantial penalties.

This guide seeks to provide an overview of GDPR and the implications of the regime for Australian organisations.