Govt reveals data breach notification format

The government has finally revealed a draft of the statement it expects organisations to file if they suffer a data breach after February 22 of next year.

Under data breach notification laws passed in mid-February of this year, organisations that suffer a data breach will need to notify the Australian Information Commissioner and affected customers “as soon as practicable”.

They must also assess its severity and the potential harm to those impacted, and may need to file a formal report.

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