20 Jan Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches to Take Effect in February
In a recent interview, Australian Information Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said that Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme, which will be put into effect on February 22, 2018, is expected to formalize the existing community expectations for transparency in the event of a breach.
The NDB, which falls under Part IIIC of the Australian Privacy Act 1988, establishes the requirements Australian agencies and organizations need to fulfill when struck by a data breach.
An article by ZDNet on the NDB mentions that entities covered by the Act need to notify the individual or individuals whose information is involved as soon as they become aware of the breach. These entities also need to provide a recommendation on how to respond to those who had been affected.