The GDPR: The new data protection requirement impacting Australian organisations in 2018

A significant new data protection requirements are being introduced in May 2018 that will impact Australian organisations.  This is the European Union General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR.

The GDPR contains new data protection requirements that will apply from 25 May 2018.  Although this is an EU regulation, it has broad coverage that will affect many Australian businesses, educational institutions and Government agencies.

Australian businesses should determine whether they need to comply with the GDPR and if so, take steps now to ensure their personal data handling practices comply with the GDPR before its commencement.

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Are “outcomes” always outcomes? What are the data implications?

Good performance management requires priorities, objectives and outcome expectations to be aligned at all organisational levels. It requires the development of information that is useful for decision-making and contributes to better outcome reporting. An outcome indicator is a yardstick used in forming judgements about the extent of achievement of an objective - though it does not, it should be noted, of itself make the judgement.

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What’s your ROI on cybersecurity?

How well does the following description fit your organisation? Around 100 – 150 FTE staff, a website and social media presence and with remote access for staff? Based on real-life examples, a similar organisation could face a cyber threat once every 5 - 7 seconds. That threat could well lead to a security event that nobody will welcome during the Christmas and holiday season.

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