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May 9, 2023 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

Virtual Event |  

ACC Australia

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Non-members: $0
Non-members In-House Counsel: $0
Substantive Law

Overview (Program Summary)

Cyberattacks are sharply on the rise in Australia, with 15% more reported data breaches in 2022 being due to cyberattacks as against 2021.

Additionally, further reforms to the Australian Privacy Act are expected to be announced later this year following the reforms late last year which increased the penalties of mishandling personal information or failing to report notifiable data breach.

Law Squared, who have signed on as an official supporter of Privacy Awareness Week 2023, will take you through a guided privacy and data training session focusing on:

  • An overview of some of the anticipated changes to the Privacy Act.
  • The importance of privacy awareness within organisations.
  • Good data hygiene practices for staff to avoid mishandling personal information.
  • How to reduce the risk of a data breach in day-to-day operations.
  • How to handle data breaches.
  • Practical steps that can be implemented to ensure you remain safely ahead of the curve. 


Katherine Boyles

Katherine Boyles, Commercial Lawyer, Law Squared

Katherine works in the commercial team at Law Squared. Her passion is working alongside organisations and businesses to assist them to maximise their legal and commercial position and to reach their business objectives. 

Katherine focuses on privacy and data compliance under the Australian Commonwealth, State and Territory laws, the UK and EU General Data Protection Regulation and e-privacy laws, and security of critical infrastructure laws, intellectual property commercialisation and protection, and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. She has a particular interest and experience in providing practical privacy and data compliance support, including policy and procedure, incident response, staff training, and making privacy obligations for the organisation accessible and understandable for staff and management of all levels from front of house up to Board level. She has supported this area with her CIPP/E qualification. 

Katherine enjoys engrossing herself in a clients’ business and seeks to understand the environment in which they operate, the outcomes they want to achieve, and the issues they face in order to provide practical and down to earth solutions for their business objectives. 

Outside of work, Katherine enjoys making mediocre attempts at participating in sports such as amateur women’s AFL and crossfit. When she’s not doing that, she’s at her local gym, spending time with her dog, Ralph, or attempting to play real time strategy computer games.


Jon Crass

Jonathan Crass, Privacy & Commercial Lawyer, Law Squared

Jon is a Privacy and Commercial lawyer who specialises in Australia, UK and EU privacy/data protection law. Jon has extensive experience working with commercial and government clients, including regulators. This experience was acquired in the UK and Australia working in-house, in private practice and through secondments to government departments. 

Jon provides both privacy advisory and breach response services. This includes privacy audits, threshold assessments (PTAs) and impact assessments (PIAs/DPIAs), policy and collection notice drafting, breach assessment, regulator engagement and notification management. Jon works with clients to find commercial privacy solutions that build trust with customers by ensuring personal information is appropriately protected. 

Outside of work, Jon enjoys finding new wineries around Melbourne, delving into dungeons in the latest MMORPG, and planning his next holiday around foodie destinations.


*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration. 


Credits: 1 CPD Point
Category: Substantive Law

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