Understanding Australia’s Strengthened Breach Notification Scheme

Aside from the GDPR, there is a flurry of cybersecurity and data privacy regulatory activity across the globe. Changes enacted in Australia by the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 recently came into force, putting in place new data breach investigation and notification obligations. Patrick Fair, a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Sydney office, spoke with Cybersecurity Law Report about the changes and the impact these obligations will have on both Australian and global companies. See also “Synthesizing Breach Notification Laws in the U.S. and Across the Globe” (Mar. 2, 2016).

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