Mandatory Data Breach Laws – What you need to know


Dominos, LinkedIn and Uber are just some of the companies in Australia that suffered data breaches in 2017. If this comes as a surprise to you, you are not alone.

However, after 22 February 2018, a significant number of entities are under new obligations to advise affected individuals that their information was accessed or disclosed to unauthorised parties.

The obligation to advise individuals of a data breach which affects them will apply when:

  1. an entity subject to the Notifiable Data Breach Changes;
  2. suffers an Eligible Data Breach; and
  3. is unable to take sufficient . . .

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