• Commercial Law

    Commercial Law

    We are business people as much as we are lawyers. We will take care of the legal documents so you can confidently run your business.
    As your business grows, its risk profile and governance challenges will change. We partner with our clients over the long term to ensure they are in the driver’s seat for success.

  • Dispute Resolution

    Dispute Resolution

    We are in your corner when the going gets tough. Having resolved over 6,500 disputes for business owners have seen it all before.

    Whether you need a skilled negotiator or a fearless litigator, we specialise in delivering commercial results when:

    Customers refuse to pay;
    Suppliers let you down; and
    Business Partners do the wrong thing.

  • Employment & Safety

    Employment & Safety

    The biggest challenge for any business owner, is managing their employees.

    A difficult employee can make you question why you got into business in the first place and be toxic to your team morale.

    We deliver proactive solutions to manage your team via employment contracts, policies and procedures as well as handling employment disputes when they arise.

  • Property & Construction

    Property & Construction

    Property is the key most wealth in Australia.  Whether you are buying, selling, leasing or developing property, you need a lawyer you can count on.

    We can advise on the whole property development process from obtaining finance to development approvals, construction and sale or leasing.

    We also act for the Master Builders Victoria and have extensive expertise in construction contracts and disputes.

  • Family Law

    Family Law

    At Taurus Legal Management we understand the unique challenges clients encounter during family disputes, especially when children are involved. Our family lawyers specialise in handling high-asset cases with a focus on protecting clients wealth, securing their family’s future, and safeguarding the best interests of their children.


Why You Need A Privacy Policy NOW

Every business that turns over more than $3 million is regulated by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).  The Act and the Australian Privacy Principles set out rules for how you collect, use and store personal information.

A business lawyer in Melbourne can reduce your risk of a breach.

The Principles require most businesses to consider the privacy of personal information, including ensuring that they manage personal information in an open and transparent way. The most important and least complied with Principle that we encounter is the requirement to have a Privacy Policy. If you do not have a Privacy Policy, you are at risk of breaching the Privacy Act. This is a key area to look at to keep yourself aligned with the business laws in Australia.

The Privacy Policy must contain:

  • the kind of personal information the business collects;
  • how the personal information is collected and held;
  • the purposes for which the personal information is collected, held, used and disclosed;
  • how an individual may access personal information about themselves and seek the correction of such information;
  • how an individual may complain about a breach of the Principles, or a registered Australian Privacy Principle code (if any) that the business is bound by, and how the business
  • will deal with such a complaint;
  • whether the personal information is likely to be disclosed to overseas recipients; and
  • if the business is likely to disclose personal information to overseas recipients – the countries in which such recipients are likely to be located (if it is practicable to specify those countries in the policy).
  • New Amendments to the Act

It’s not all that simple.

While you may be looking at creating a Privacy Policy or reviewing your existing policy, you should also be aware of the amendments to the Act which took effect on 22 February 2018.
Prior to February 2018, the law did not require you to notify an individual who may be affected by there being a failure to take reasonable steps to protect personal information. The amendments now provide that you must report a data breach to the Commissioner and the harmed individual, if:
(i) there is unauthorised access to, or unauthorised disclosure of, information held by an entity; or
(ii) information is lost in circumstances where there is likely to be unauthorised access to or unauthorised disclosure of information; and
a reasonable person would conclude that the access or disclosure would be likely to result in serious harm to any of the individuals to whom the information relies. The amendments to the Act place further obligations on business owners and their staff to maintain security and report data breaches of personal information. As a starting point, we recommend that your internal privacy procedures be reviewed, and your Privacy Policy be amended. Should you not have a Privacy Policy, we strongly recommend contacting us to prepare one, even if you are not required to do so under the Act.

Need a business lawyer in Melbourne yet? Leave it to us!

For further information regarding the review, amendment and preparation of Privacy Policies and privacy procedures, please contact Alex Martin on 9481 2000 or alex@tauruslawyers.com.au.

Posted by Taurus Legal Management