Mandatory data breach notification laws apply in 2018

Mandatory data breach notification laws apply in 2018

I have had a number of queries recently about data breaches and mandatory reporting.  Currently, there is no law requiring that a company notify compromised parties if there has been a data breac...
Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill

Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill

Data breach law has been a hot topic recently.  On 19 October 2016, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 was introduced to Parliament. The new bill, if passed, will make it...
3 Reasons to have a Privacy Policy

3 Reasons to have a Privacy Policy

Privacy policies are mandatory for businesses with a turnover of over $3 million or those that collect ‘sensitive Information’ from people.  However, there are a range of other reasons why all bu...
Data Breaches Occur in One Third of In-house Counsel

Data Breaches Occur in One Third of In-house Counsel

As I recently discussed in a previous article, data breaches are a growing problem and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) have highlighted the prevalence of data breaches within Australian in-...
Save time this year on legal matters

Save time this year on legal matters…

It’s already halfway through January and before we know it, we will be into February as the days and months escape our calendars.  I thought a great start to the year would be to set ou...

QuickTip: Consider Data Breach Notification

09. If your customer information gets hacked or stolen, protect goodwill & mitigate potential losses by sending out a voluntary data breach notification. For more details, see our full blog post&...
Data Breach Notification: Mandatory or Voluntary

Data Breach Notification: Mandatory or Voluntary?

In our recent presentation E-Commerce Expectations, we discussed the importance of data breach notification, which is the practice of notifying customers or clients if data regarding their personal an...
Are you exposed to a data breach fine

Are you exposed to a data breach fine?

Dealing with Data Breaches Recently, both David Jones and K-Mart experienced data breaches, as hackers exploited a vulnerability in the retailer’s third party website software.  Fortunately, bot...
Privacy Guidelines: Privacy Management Framework

Privacy Guidelines: Privacy Management Framework

As discussed in our previous article, some businesses are required by law to have an established privacy policy outlining the ways in which personal and sensitive information is collected and used. T...