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Home News ‘After a data breach’: OAIC helps prepare for new obligations
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A slew of high profile government and commercial cyber breaches have raised general public awareness — but it’s up to organisations to let customers know when it affects them personally.
By February next year, any organisation covered by the Privacy Act — including government — must comply with a new Notifiable Data Breaches scheme.
It’s not just major database hacks that fall within the new rules. Other examples could be a device containing customers’ personal information is lost or stolen, or personal information is mistakenly provided to the wrong person.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is building a set of resources for organisations preparing for the new scheme, and it’s seeking comment on its work so far. New material includes
The OAIC is asking for feedback via firstname.lastname@example.org before 23 October 2017.
Tags : Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, data, cybersecurity