Data Protection and Privacy

Mandatory data breach reporting Bill enacted in Australia


Cybersecurity is a serious business risk that needs to be managed. While rapid technological developments have provided vast areas of new opportunity and potential efficiencies for organisations of all sizes, these new technologies have also brought unprecedented threats. Businesses are increasingly facing very public cyber-risks and having to tackle compliance issues on a multi-jurisdictional basis. It is a reality now that any business connected to the internet is exposed, and cybersecurity law and regulation will only become more important as more 'Internet of Things' connected devices come online.

Mandatory data breach reporting Bill enacted in Australia

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 was passed by the Australian Parliament on 13 February 2017, with potential retroactive effect.

15 February 2017

ASD gets #saferinternetday ready with cyber-attack mitigation strategies

The Australian Signals Directorate has launched a new cyber security baseline document, ‘Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents’, to help manage risks and vulnerabilities.

13 February 2017

The future of cybersecurity – WWTD? (What Would Trump Do?)

The US Center for Strategic and International Studies estimates that the theft of data and other IP results in a global cost between $450-600 billion each year.

08 February 2017

Connected cars - privacy and data security in the driver’s seat

Connected cars (cars with an internet connection) bring potential benefits, but the large amounts of new data collected may pose privacy and data security challenges.

08 November 2016

Cybersecurity - Global trends, threats and safeguards

Cyber-crime knows no borders. Increasingly businesses are facing cyber-threats and are having to tackle compliance issues on a multi-jurisdictional basis.

13 October 2016

1 billion reasons to care about cyber due diligence – Lessons from the Yahoo data breach

How can cybersecurity due diligence help with budget, risk management, negotiation power, insurance and compliance in a M&A transaction?

13 October 2016

Second draft of China's Cyber Security Law

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress published the PRC Cyber Security Law (Second Consultation Draft) for a second round of public comment.

27 September 2016

Red Tape | Data breach notifications

Recent cybersecurity regulatory developments in the EU, Hong Kong & Australia relating to mandatory data breach notification laws.

14 June 2016

Mandatory breach notifications: what about continuous disclosure?

It is little wonder that the proposed Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill has received much public attention.

06 June 2016

Cybersecurity: Are you feeling cyber-resilient?

Directors need to assess and address the risk of damage from external cyber-attacks and internal unauthorised access to or disclosure of company data.

16 May 2016

Australia's cybersecurity strategy: the impact on business

The five themes of action in the Australian Government’s Cyber Security Strategy and how they will impact on business.

09 May 2016

Red Tape | Cybersecurity – new technologies; new risks

Recent cases of hacking have put cyber-security concerns into the headlines and the minds of directors, their customers and, importantly, regulators.

14 January 2016

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