New Data Breach Regime, Privacy and Confidentiality

The recent introduction of the new data breach regime has seen us field many questions from our clients relating to the new and detailed requirements around mandatory notification for data breaches. This was particularly prevalent at our sold out breakfast briefing last week and as such, we are hosting a second seminar on this topic.

Since the changes came into effect on 22 February 2018, organisations that are subject to the Privacy Act 1988 must now notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and effected individuals where an 'eligible data breach' has occurred.

Is your organisation prepared? 

Given the extent of sensitive information that most organisations hold on behalf of their clients, it is essential that you are familiar with the requirements of the new regime, and you are ready to respond quickly should a data breach occur.

Join us at this breakfast seminar where our experienced commercial lawyer, Peter Stewart will discuss:

  • What is an eligible data breach?
  • What does 'serious harm' mean?
  • When and how must a notification be prepared?
  • Why data breach notification is good privacy practice.
  • Why breach of confidentiality may not necessarily be a data breach.
  • What steps should you take to review your IT contracts and create an internal response plan.

Don't miss this opportunity to ensure you are familiar with the requirements of the new data breach regime.