Navigate this significant data protection readiness requirement

Organisations covered by the Privacy Act will need to review their practices, procedures and systems for securing personal information in preparation for the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme when it commences on 22 February, 2018.

They should also prepare or update their data breach response plan to ensure that they are able to respond quickly to suspected data breaches.

Who’s impacted?

The NDB scheme will apply to businesses, Australian Government agencies, and other organisations that are already required by the Privacy Act to keep information secure. Most organisations with an annual turnover of more than $3 million will need to prepare for the NDB scheme.

What is it?

The Australian Privacy Act was recently amended to include mandatory data breach notification requirements. This amendment will require government agencies and businesses covered by the Privacy Act to notify the Australian Privacy and Information Commissioner as well as any individuals ‘at risk of serious harm’ as a result of an eligible data breach. Organisations will need to be capable of assessing (usually within 30 days) the level or harm that might occur due to a suspected data breach.

Start your journey to readiness

Our Mandatory Data Breach Notification Security Controls Review is a complimentary half-day workshop that will help you to create a baseline view of your security readiness, with a view of any gaps that need to be addressed.

The information can be used to guide prioritisation of security spending to help remediate gaps and implement initiatives in preparation for the NDB scheme taking effect in February 2018.

Following the workshop, you will receive a report that summarises your capability maturity level, with guidance and next steps for each control that is not at the desired maturity level.

For more information or to book a workshop, call 1800 557 343 or click on the orange button above.

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