OAIC releases first quarterly statistics report under the NDB Scheme

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By Anne Wardell, Compliance Quarter.  Photo by Jefferson Santos on Unsplash The OAIC has published its first quarterly statistics report under the NDB Scheme, Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report: January 2018 – March 2018. It is interesting to note that the total number of breaches received for the first quarter was 63. Remember that the NDB only commenced at the end of February 2018. The report provides useful snapshots of the findings such as the top five industry sectors where an NDB occurred: The most common type of personal information revealed was contact information. It is perhaps of some concern that the next two most common types of information disclosed were financial details and health information: Although 73% of the eligible data breaches involved the personal information of fewer…
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Notifiable Data Breaches: Draft Resources Released

Notifiable Data Breaches: Draft Resources Released

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Last Friday the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released draft resources to help businesses comply with the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. Under the NDS scheme, organisations covered by the Privacy Act are required to notify individuals if their personal information is involved in a data breach that is likely to result in serious harm. This will be an important area of compliance for all APP entities. The resources published on Friday cover: • Entities covered by the NDB scheme • Notifying individuals about an eligible data breach • Identifying eligible data breaches • The Australian Information Commissioner’s role in the NDB scheme. This is the first in a series of posts looking at the NDB scheme. In this post, we will examine the definition of a Notifiable Data Breach based…
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