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New Notifiable Data Breaches scheme resources released

We have published new draft resources for the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme to assist organisations in preparing for the scheme’s commencement on 22 February 2018.

The draft resources include:

  • assessing a suspected data breach
  • what to include in an eligible data breach statement
  • exceptions to notification obligations
  • a draft online form to assist organisations in preparing a statement about an eligible data breach to the Australian Information Commissioner
  • a new chapter to the OAIC’s Guide to privacy regulatory action on data breach incidents.

We’re interested in your feedback, so if you have any comments on the draft resources, please send them to consultation@oaic.gov.au before 23 October 2017.

These resources add to a range of publications developed by the OAIC on the NDB scheme requirements. Comments provided on previous resources are currently being reviewed.

As organisations review and update their practices, procedures, and systems ahead of the scheme’s commencement, we also encourage you to use our existing guidance relevant to data management, including:

NDB resources