[AusNOG] Mandatory data breach notification will become law in Australia

Chris Legg cdlegg at iinet.net.au
Mon Feb 27 18:23:19 EST 2017

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Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place 
within the year after several aborted attempts, following the passage of 
legislation through the senate on Feb 13th.


This ruling applies to all government entities and organizations with a 
turnover greater than $3 million a year. Entities with turnover of less 
than $3 million a year fall outside the legislation.

The newly passed law means organizations that determine they have been 
breached or have lost data will need to report the incident to the 
Privacy Commissioner and notify affected customers as soon as they 
become aware of a breach.

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