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27 December 2020

Listed on OAIC Opt-in Privacy Register

Coming from a Digital Forensics background, I understand how much private information is collected on the devices we use day to day. I know all too well the ramifications of a privacy breach, including the consequences that often follow in the aftermath.

I find it interesting that IT service providers (without Commonwealth contracts) are not on the list of organisations covered by the Privacy Act 1988, and are therefore not obligated to follow a legally enforced set of practices when handling your information.

Fortunately, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has an opt-in clause, a way for business owners to commit to complying with the Australian Privacy Principles defined in the Privacy Act. A business who opts-in to be treated as an organisation as per the Privacy Act, must adhere to the aforementioned set of privacy principles, and compliance is enforced by OAIC.

When you do business with White Knight IT, I want you to have the utmost confidence that any information we collect about you or your business, will be used in good faith, and solely for the purpose of providing you with goods and services. For this reason, I have submitted our privacy policy to OAIC, and I am happy to announce that we have been accepted to opt-in as an organisation for the purpose of the Privacy Act. Our date of acceptance is the 24th of December 2020, as such, from this date forward we are legally accountable for our privacy policy and how we handle and use your information. If you feel that we have breached our privacy policy or the Australian Privacy Principles, you may complain to us in the first instance. If you are not happy with any response/remedy, you may take the matter to the OAIC. See our privacy policy for more information.

You can find White Knight IT listed on the opt-in privacy register.

Businesses can register to opt-in for free, and I'd encourage any business which collects any form of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to contact OAIC and opt-in to adopting and adhering to the Australian Privacy Principles as a way of showing commitment to your customers around the handling of their private information.