Intellectual Property and Technology Alert: High stakes for privacy breaches - 15 Feb 2013

A web start-up in the US has just been forced to pay $800,000 to the US federal regulators for breaching privacy laws after it improperly collected the personal information of children.

With the new Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act commencing in Australia in March, the stakes are higher than ever before for businesses to get it right when it comes to compliance with privacy obligations.

Senior associate Hayden Delaney discusses the key compliance concerns for businesses over the coming months, and the penalities for those who breach the new laws, in this BRR Media iBrief update.