The Data Privacy Masterclass: Navigating the Australian Privacy Act Changes


April 8th, 2021

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM



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Data Governance

 Each year, we see a global increase in the number of cyberattacks and in the number of data loss incidents associated with data breaches. With your data residing in more locations than ever, managing confidential or sensitive information can be a challenge. Yet, it is crucial for your information governance, privacy and cybersecurity programs.

With more scrutiny being placed upon protecting sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII), you need to answer these key questions:

  • What does your organization define as “sensitive” data?
  • Do you know where all that data resides? Can you easily secure or delete it if needed?
  • Can you proactively find and identify new data containing PII or other sensitive information?
  • What reports or audit tools do you have in place to track processes related to the management of sensitive data?

eDiscovery & Compliance

Changing regulations are also impacting the way in which data is handled and the privacy of that data ensured. The task of maintaining compliance with these regulations and your own organisation’s policies can be challenging. Increasing demands for specific information related to subject data requests and legal situations means you need to quickly find the right data, fast.

With your data residing in more places than ever before, how do you answer these compliance questions:

  • Can you quickly search for compliance data across all locations?
  • Can you proactively preserve key data sets for review?
  • What is your organization doing to respond to changing regulatory demands like GDPR and CCPA?
  • How long would it take for you to respond to a legal or compliance-related data subject request?

Key strategies to navigate the Privacy Act changes 

The recently released Privacy Act changes will have a remarkable impact on the current Australian business environment. Namely, the upcoming scenario is bound to present significant alterations concerning privacy breaches, the disclosure of sensitive information, and extraterritorial effect. 

As a result, Antipodean organisations are investing in integrated solutions aimed at facilitating a smooth transition, while ensuring the necessary changes can add value in other ways. Luckily, the implementation of strategic tools can support businesses in their growth and ensure adherence to a complex Privacy Bill. By implementing a thorough data-driven approach, companies can now prompt a faster response to compliance requests.

  • What are the fundamental changes to the 2020 Australian Privacy Act?
  • How is the new bill affecting businesses? How can they navigate such changes?
  • Can organisations use the upcoming shift to their advantage?


Director of Product Management 

An accomplished business and technology expert. Patrick is an authority on digital transformation, information governance, analytics, and many forms of data management for structured or unstructured information. Digital disruption impacts all businesses – traditional and born-digital – regardless of industry. Information is at the center of communication, collaboration, automation, and better decision-making. However, “going digital” goes beyond scaling the old ways of managing data.

Patrick currently leads marketing and thought leadership for Commvault’s solutions that support content and unstructured information, particularly in the context of archiving, search, and advanced analytics. He previously led thought leadership for digital transformation and Product Marketing at EMC’s Enterprise Content Division.

Patrick leverages his experiences as a marketer, service provider, and customer to help customers compete in today’s digital business environment. He is able to speak the language of executives, industry analysts, partners, influencers, and decision-makers – whether related to business or technology issues or in developing strategy and tactics.

President & Founder
FitzPatrick and Associates

As a global data privacy/protection and sovereignty expert, Sheila has worked with the US Government, the Council of the European Union, and country-specific data protection agencies in Europe, Asia/Pacific, and The Americas.


She has worked with National Works Councils, European Works Councils and Law Enforcement Agencies. As the liaison between management and the Works Councils, she has written over 550 model contracts and bargaining agreements in over 100 countries, and achieved Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) approvals for six multinational companies.


She provides expertise in global data protection compliance in over 160 countries, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data sovereignty, cybersecurity regulations and obligations, legal issues associated with cloud computing and big data, data breach compliance and management, and records management. In the past 38 years she has helped over 500 multinational corporations achieve full worldwide data protection compliance approvals.


2:30 PM: Welcome by The Ortus Club and short address from Commvault

2:35 PM: Icebreaker

2:40 PM: Fireside Chat: Navigating the Privacy Act Changes

3:40 PM: Interactive Poll Session

4:15 PM: Q&A Session

4:30 PM: End of Session


CIO at Northern Territory Government
CIO at Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
CIO at Alphacrucis College
CIO at Department of Premier and Cabinet
CISO and Director at NSW Government Health
Head of IT Technical Services at IRT Group
Head of Enterprise Data Solutions at Telstra
Head of Information at Sydney Living Museums 
Head of Cyber Security Delivery & Services at Stickman
Head of Compliance at Athena
Executive Director at Department of Justice and Community Safety
Director of IT at Access Corporate Group
Director of Data Services at ACT Government
Director at Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Sr. Manager of Life Insurance at Bendigo & Adelaide Bank
Sr. Manager of Cyber Security at Cricket Australia
Sr Manager at RMIT University
Manager of Project at Monash University
Manger of enCORE Legal at Alinta Energy
Manager of IT Service Delivery at ALSPEC
Manager of IT at HubSpot
Manger of Records at Capricorn Society
Manager of Information Security at Westpac
Manager of Risk Analytics at Crown Resorts
Manager at Department of Justice and Community Safety
Manager at Department of Education & Training
Manager at Department of Premier and Cabinet
Manager at Family Day Care Association of Queensland
GM of Risk & Safety at Super Retail Group
Sr. Solutions Architect at Telstra
Development Operations Engineer at Telstra
Data Governance Officer at Alfred Health
Security Consultant at Department of Transport
Corporate Lawyer and Privacy Officer  at Snowy Hydro
Risk & Internal Auditor at Australian Pharmaceutical Industries

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