Privacy and Identity Security

What we do

  • Identity assurance
  • Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Biometric interoperability strategy
  • GDPR, Notifiable Data Breaches scheme

Privacy and identity security can be confusing for organisations.The passage of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 established the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme in Australia. Since February 2018, the NDB scheme applies to all organisations with existing personal information security obligations under the Australian Privacy Act 1988. The fines for non compliance can be significant.

Resilience Outcomes has an extensive background of privacy and identity security advisory assignments, focused particularly on IT systems and initiatives. We have undertaken assignments for Federal and state/territory agencies, as well as for the New Zealand Government.

The introduction of the revised European data protection regulations (GDPR), with its extra-territorial reach, has also impacted organisations in Australia and New Zealand.  We have been working with a number of companies with European interests, preparing them for the introduction of the GDPR.  

Our proven methodology is based on a combination of research, desk-top analysis and stakeholder consultation. We understand both technology, its potential uses, and how societies and organisations are using it. This gives us a unique perspective our clients find very valuable.

We have particular expertise in mapping and analysing electronic information flows for privacy risks and identifying potential mitigation options. We have undertaken several identity security and privacy assignments that have involved biometric considerations and electronic medical records.

We understand how federated identity works in Australia and also have a detailed understanding of the operation of the Document Verification Service (DVS) and the information flows and relationships with participating agencies.

Alex Webling is a member and former director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP ANZ) and a leading authority on digital identity and privacy. His privacy experience is founded on many years working in sensitive sectors like government and healthcare, and from highly original research he has initiated in privacy engineering and cyber security.

Prior to setting up Resilience Outcomes, Alex Webling was a senior federal public servant, responsible for identity security and biometric policy. He was responsible for developing successful proposals to expand the Document Verification Service (DVS) into the private sector, the development of a Biometric Interoperability Framework and policy on online trusted identity.

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