Notifiable Data Breaches webpage

13 February 2017
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Notifiable Data Breaches webpage

To support businesses and agencies in getting ready for the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is developing guidance and organising events to help organisations understand their obligations and be prepared for commencement in 2018.

The OAIC’s Notifiable Data Breaches webpage provides more details, including how to keep informed of future consultation events.

Background

In 2015–16, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner received 107 voluntary data breach notifications. The top five sectors during the year were:

  1. Australian Government
  2. finance (including superannuation)
  3. health service providers
  4. retail
  5. online services.