It is time to review your cyber security posture
Australia’s federal privacy laws are set for their most significant amendment since the introduction of the Australian Privacy Principles in 2012.
On Monday, Parliament passed the Privacy Amendments (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (the Bill), which will make it mandatory for entities regulated by the Privacy Act to notify of any data breach that is likely to result in serious harm.
These amendments have been a long time coming. They were originally recommended as part of the Australian Law Reform Committee’s 2008 report on Australia’s privacy laws, and then were proposed as part of the legislative package of changes in 2015 that required telecommunications providers to store metadata.