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.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre Threat Report 2015

The Threat Report demonstrates that the cyber threat to Australian organisations is undeniable, unrelenting and continuing to grow.

30 July 2015

Cybersecurity draft law tightens rules on China’s network security – What does it mean for you?

The Draft signals that Beijing is preparing to tighten its rules on domestic networks and data security, in line with its focus on reinforcing national security.

29 July 2015

Data Breach Class Actions – US Developments and Implications for Australia

The Clapper Decision in the US in 2013 has raised the barriers to commencement of a successful class action for a breach of data security

30 September 2014

Mandatory Data Breach Reporting Bill tabled

Today the Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013 was tabled in the Federal Parliament.

28 May 2013

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