Not-for-profit Law
Legal help for community organisations

Privacy Law for Not-for-profit Organisations

Please change your location to view this page.

This page contains content that does not match your current location

Understand how to legally manage personal information in your community organisation

Are you handling the personal details of volunteers, members or clients? Privacy laws can be tricky for community organisations to navigate, particularly with developments in technology and increasing numbers of organisations collaborating to deliver services. Attend this session to make sure your organisation is doing the right thing.  You’ll learn about:


  • Overview of privacy laws and how they apply to your organisation
  • The difference between personal, sensitive and health information
  • The documents, systems and checks you should put in place today to protect personal information and comply with privacy laws
  • How to legally collect, use, disclose, handle and store personal information
  • Responding to requests for personal information from courts, police and others
  • Individuals’ rights to access their own files and have information corrected
  • What to do if there is a privacy complaint or data breach 
  • Top tips for complying with privacy law


Really insightful and succinct, thank-you! [The trainer] was awesome, really engaging, knowledgeable, interesting and helpful! I’ve been on privacy training before, it was really ‘dry’- this was the opposite.” (Eleanor Flanagan)

Suitable for staff, volunteers and management committees of not-for-profit community organisations of all sizes and legal structures, including unincorporated groups.

Standard length 3 hours

Maximum number of participants: 30 (if you think your group will exceed 30 participants please contact us to discuss further)

Facilitator One of our lawyers with expertise in charity and not-for-profit law and experience in providing training to community groups 

Book a training session

Subscribe to the Update

Subscribe to the Update

Subscribe to the monthly Not-for-profit Law Update for information on changes to the law, new resources, events and other sector news.