By Michael Swinson and James Patto. King & Wood Mallesons’ Melbourne office.
Earlier this year, after several frustrated efforts, Australia finally passed new mandatory data breach notification laws in the form of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) (which will come into effect on or before 22 February 2018).
While much has already been written about the Act, there is still a degree of uncertainty as to how the new regime may play out in practice. In this article, we aim to guide readers through the practical application of the laws by reference to a number of hypothetical fact scenarios and, in the course of doing so, provide some practical compliance tips.
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