Navigating the Australian data privacy landscape can be a daunting task. Privacy regulations, such as the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme, impose strict requirements on how organisations handle personal information. Many businesses struggle to keep up with these ever-evolving privacy regulations and lack the in-house skills and knowledge to build effective data privacy or governance frameworks. That’s where I come in.

Richard Harris,
Masters, Marketing Management

Throughout my career I have focused on the use and protection of Personal Identify information, working with organisations such as Veda (now Equifax), Acxiom and the Association for Data-Driven Marketing & Advertising, advising clients on how to use and protect data.

With over 25 years of experience working the personal information, I have in-depth knowledge of Australian data privacy laws and global best practices. I understand the unique challenges businesses face in Australia and solutions accordingly.

With my guidance, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are meeting all relevant data privacy regulations, reducing the risk of costly breaches and fines.

Our training programs empower your staff with the skills and confidence to handle personal data responsibly, promoting a culture of data privacy within your organization.

If your organisation is grappling with data privacy challenges and lacks the in-house expertise to address them effectively, Data Design Consulting is here to help. Let me be your trusted partner on the journey to data privacy compliance and excellence.


Data Design Consulting offer a range of services designed to help you understand where and how you have risk, strategies for improving your management of personal information, staff training and serve as your virtual data privacy officer.

Client Testimonial

At Caritas, we had the pleasure of engaging Richard Harris from Data Design Consulting for a comprehensive review of our privacy policy document, as well as various other services aimed at enhancing our data management practices.

Richard provided invaluable expertise and guidance throughout the process, ensuring that our privacy policy document met the highest standards of compliance and effectiveness. His thorough review and independent assessment helped identify potential gaps and areas for improvement, providing us with actionable insights to strengthen our data handling guidelines.

In addition to this work on the privacy policy document, Richard facilitated highly informative data flow workshops. From the initial planning stages to the execution of the workshop, Richard demonstrated exemplary professionalism, expertise, and dedication to delivering exceptional results. His extensive knowledge and experience in the effective use of data in an organization were evident throughout the process, and he seamlessly integrated our organizational objectives and priorities into the workshop curriculum.

We are grateful for his partnership and highly recommend his services to any organization seeking expert guidance in data management and privacy compliance.