In February 2017, the Senate passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 bringing Australia in line with other countries globally. These laws will take effect within 12 months, giving businesses limited time to prepare for compliance with the new legislation.
This amendment requires businesses to not only report unauthorised access to, or disclosure of, personal information, but also to investigate any suspicions of a data breach, whether or not there are reasonable grounds to believe that one has occurred.
Summary of the Australian Privacy Principle 11:
Time is running out. Be prepared to comply with new legislation coming soon!
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