This year, Privacy Awareness Week runs from 12 - 18 May 2019 and there are a number of very relevant messages being touted by the many organisations involved. There are also considerable resources available that provide straight forward advice and guidance on privacy obligations and options, including help identifying aspects to not be concerned about. Data collection and privacy ‘challenges’ are increasingly complex and yet increasingly crucial for organisations in creating and maintaining people’s trust and meeting the expectations for services delivered. Government agencies and private companies need to start by knowing their privacy obligations; this is what privacy awareness is about.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme comes into effect on the 22nd February 2018. Australian organisations will be required by law to notify individuals within thirty days when their personal information has been compromised. So what steps do you need to take to prepare for next February?Read More