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Data breach preparation and response guide released

The guide consolidates information provided in our Data breach notification — A guide to handling personal information security breaches released in 2014, the Guide to developing a data breach response plan released in 2016, and the resources published to assist entities in complying with the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme last year.

In doing so, it provides a valuable and convenient resource for staff involved in privacy compliance and data breach response.

In addition to outlining the key requirements relating to data breaches in the Privacy Act, including personal information security requirements and the obligations of the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, the guide covers other key considerations in developing a robust data breach response strategy. This includes key steps to take when a breach occurs, the capabilities of staff, and governance processes.

While this guide is primarily for Australian Government agencies and private sector organisations with obligations under the Privacy Act, the information provided is useful to any organisation operating in Australia.

View the guide