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Lunch and Learn: Privacy for Startups

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Over 60% of customers have decided not to deal with an organisation due to concerns about how their personal information will be used — so if you own or are thinking of creating a start-up business understanding good privacy practices is vital

Following on from the release of their privacy for startups resources, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is holding a seminar to educate start-ups on how to get privacy right from the beginning. 

Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, will discuss privacy-by-design, startups and the Privacy Act 1988 and real life examples of when privacy management has gone wrong.


Speaker: Timothy Pilgrim 

Mr Timothy Pilgrim is the Australian Information Commissioner and Australian Privacy Commissioner. Timothy has been Australian Privacy Commissioner since 2010 and was Acting Australian Information Commissioner from 2015. Prior to this, Timothy was the Deputy Privacy Commissioner from 1998 to 2010. Timothy has made a significant contribution to the field of privacy in Australia.

His achievements include involvement in developing the private sector provisions of the Privacy Act 1988, which included widespread consultation with community, business and government organisations. Before joining the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Timothy held senior management positions in a range of Australian Government agencies, including the Small Business Program within the Australian Taxation Office and the Child Support Agency.

Your contact details (including your name and email address) are collected by the OAIC for inclusion on a registration list for the Privacy - human right, global challenges, national responses event. The purpose of these communications is to provide members with information relating to privacy and to arrange events. We will only use your contact details and any other personal information that you give us for this purpose and will not disclose it without your consent, except where we are required to do so by an Australian law or a court/tribunal order. For further information on our privacy policy and our complaints process please read our Privacy policy on our website.

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What you will learn
  • Simple tips for good privacy practice
  • Privacy regulations that apply to start-ups
  • Other laws relating to personal information management that might apply to your start-up.


York Butter Factory

Vendor since 2012

The York Butter Factory is the co-working space for Melbourne’s high-potential early-stage technology entrepreneurs.

Established in 2011 inside an 1850s heritage-listed space, York Butter Factory is home to upstarts with bold, global ambitions and clear intentions to change the world.

Named after the original 1855 building, the York Butter Factory is situated on King Street at the base of the Rialto. This brilliant bluestone warehouse is the ultimate juxtaposition of old and new, building tech startups out of one Melbourne’s oldest structures. The 577sqm space is across two floors and has an open plan coworking space, informal collaborative area, meeting rooms, an industrial fridge and room for up to 60 entrepreneurs.

Opening its doors in October 2011, it has established itself at the center of a rapidly growing startup ecosystem in Melbourne. York Butter Factory was co-founded by the partners of Adventure Capital, who run their VC fund out of the space.

YBF already hosts nearly 50 startups largely in the Consumer Internet space. Opportunities to access funding is through its owners’ tech-focused VC fund as well as seed funding provided directly to deserving startups and via the Aurelius Digital angel investment network. There is a culture of collaboration, resource sharing and tough love. Tenants are curated with a view to fill the space with high-potential digital media and web 2.0 startups with a global ambition.

The vision is to become the central hub of the Australian tech startup ecosystem.

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