Tag archives: Data Breach Notification

Mandatory Data Breach Notification – OAIC provides additional information

The Notifiable Data Breaches scheme (NDB scheme) takes effect in Australia in less than a month – organisations must comply with the scheme from 22 February 2018. In preparation for the introduction of the NDB scheme, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has provided an update and published its fact sheets in final … Continue reading

What Australia’s new data breach notification law means for privacy and serious harm

Despite unprecedented levels of privacy breaches and ongoing debate, there is still no statutory regime or binding common law in Australia that establishes a cause of action for breach of privacy.  However, the upcoming introduction of the mandatory data breach notification law, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 – which takes effect on … Continue reading

ASX100 Cyber Health Check Report: more work needed to improve resilience

The ASX has recently released the much anticipated report on the results of its 2016 Cyber Health Check Survey for ASX100 companies. The report seeks to provide Australian organisations with a baseline so that Boards can better understand how their peers are responding to the opportunities afforded by the digital economy and managing their exposure … Continue reading

Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill passes Parliament – soon to become law

The long anticipated Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (Cth) (Bill) has passed through the Parliament and is soon to become law. First introduced into Parliament on 19 October 2016, the Bill was debated in the House of Representatives before being passed on 7 February 2017. Subsequently the Bill was debated in the Senate, … Continue reading

2016 Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill – latest update

After much anticipation, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (Cth) (Bill) was introduced into the Parliament on 19 October 2016.  If passed, organisations and Commonwealth government agencies subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will be required to notify affected individuals and the Australian Privacy Commissioner of ‘eligible data breaches’.  This affects Commonwealth … Continue reading
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