Protection of Personal Information Bill published

//Protection of Personal Information Bill published

The Protection of Personal Information Bill (PPI Bill) was published on 25 August 2009.  An explanatory memorandum has also been published.  Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you collect personal information?  For example, do you ask your customer to provide you with information about them?  Do you send out a personalised newsletter.  Do you use a CRM system to manage the relationship with your customers?
  • Do you process personal information automatically (using technology like a mass mailer or a CRM system) or manually (record it in books)?
  • Are you a public body (a government department), a private body (a company or listed entity) or an individual (Joe Soap)?

If you answered yes, then you need to read the Protection of Personal Information Bill now and consider the implications for you and your organisation.  It will have a huge impact on your business and the way in which you interact with customers (or prospects) and your employees.  Once it is enacted it will become the Protection of Personal Information Act.

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The word cloud below provides an overview of the PPI Bill.