Macpherson Kelley joins international privacy organisation PrivacyRules

Macpherson Kelley has partnered with international privacy advice organisation PrivacyRules, giving clients access to privacy, data protection and cybersecurity expertise from around the world.

Macpherson Kelley is the only Australian law firm member of PrivacyRules.

“Online privacy and cybersecurity are some of the biggest issues affecting businesses around the world,” Macpherson Kelley Legal Practice Principal Paul Kirton said.

“With so much business and personal activity done online today, managing and protecting data are key considerations for everyone.”

Governments are responding to online threats and introducing laws to protect consumers and business.

In Australia data breach reporting laws have come into effect while in Europe the GDPR rules are now in force.

“Being part of PrivacyRules gives us and our clients access to on-the-ground legal and technical expertise in countries where our clients are operating,” Paul said.

“At the same time we can offer our expertise to overseas companies wanting to set up in Australia through the PrivacyRules alliance.”

About PrivacyRules

PrivacyRules is the world’s leading resource on privacy matters. The organization facilitates a global consortium of subject matter experts to provide consultancy, training, conferences and multilingual compliant materials within an array of privacy related issues. PrivacyRules Members are made up of affiliate law firms, IT industry, data services and communications companies that deal with legal and technical advice, resolution and litigation, data protection and interested rights, compliance regulations and other areas related to privacy. The company serves various kinds of businesses and individuals seeking advice over a spectrum of fundamental privacy matters including protection from non-compliance risks, cyberattacks and consequent sanctions and reputational damages. PrivacyRules covers over 30 business sectors and six major geographical areas throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South Americas, and Oceania.