The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 introduces mandatory data breach notification requirements for entities subject to the Privacy Act, starting no later than 23 February 2018.
What does this mean?
The new requirements will require agencies, organisations and certain other entities to provide notice to the Australian Information Commissioner and affected individuals of certain data breaches. Aged care and health organisations will be directly impacted.
To help you gain an understanding of how valuable individual’s health information is, we’ve researched three real life case studies of data or privacy breaches, please see below.
Who will these changes apply to?
Aged care providers due to the nature of the information that they keep, who they deal with and the nature of their business;
Most Australian government agencies;
Private sector organisations with annual turnover of more than $3 million;
Specific kinds of smaller organisations such as health service providers;
Certain credit providers, credit reporting bodies and holders of tax file number information.
Join us for a breakfast seminar, or if you're unable to make it a webinar, to further explore the topic and find out what you can do in advance of the changes.
Presented by Craig Subocz, Senior Associate at Russell Kennedy, an expert on advising the health and aged sectors on improving security standards relating to the storage of personal information. Find out at this session how to not end up in legal proceedings for breaches.
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To help gain an understanding of how valuable individual’s health information is, we’ve researched three real life case studies of data or privacy breaches.
We will be holding a webinar Friday the 1st of December. The live webinar is free, and can be viewed from your PC/mobile device. You will have the opportunity to submit questions at the end of the webinar.
Friday 1 December 2017
10:30am - 11:30am