Dozens of agencies across the federal government remain vulnerable to cyber attack more than four years after mandatory minimum cyber security requirements were first introduced.
In just 100 days, on February 23, 2018, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 goes into effect, requiring all businesses in Australia to notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and any impacted clients about significant data breaches.
From 22 February 2018, the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will include a mandatory data breach notification scheme. This means you will have to alert authorities and all affected individuals about any ‘eligible data breach’ which takes place in your company.
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Some organisations guess EU implies it only impacts European companies and inadvertently dismiss the new regulations. Many other organisations have no idea that the new regulations will affect their business.
So let’s outline what the GDPR is and how it will affect many Australian businesses.
The Australian Taxation Office is still not compliant with mandatory cyber security standards because of its repeated IT outages, Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan says.
In this Privacy Tracker series, we look at laws from across the globe and match them up against the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The aim is to help you determine how to avoid duplication as you move toward GDPR compliance and help you focus your efforts. In this installment, elevenM’s Tim de Sousa compares Australia’s Privacy Act 1988 with the GDPR.