Changes in the pipeline for data protection in Queensland

2018 has been a big year in data. Spurred on by recent well publicised global data breaches such as the Cambridge Analytica‘s data harvesting of Facebook in the lead up to the 2016 US presidential elections), this year has seen the introduction of ground-breaking new data laws both in Australia and internationally. This article explores […]

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Profiles in Privacy | Fiona Anderson, Treasury Wine Estates

In our Profiles in Privacy series, we profile prominent players in privacy and data protection in Australia. Fiona Anderson, Senior Legal Counsel at Treasury Wine Estates, has nearly 18 years experience as a commercial lawyer. She has been in the legal team at Treasury Wine Estates for over 7 years and takes the lead within […]

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Malicious or criminal attacks the main cause of notifiable data breaches

The number of reported data breaches in Australia significantly increased in the period of 1 April to 30 June 2018, according to the second report on the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).  The scheme, which commenced on 22 February 2018, requires private sector and federal government entities […]

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Privacy Compliance Checklist

Privacy Awareness Week starts on 13 May 2018.  To celebrate, Gadens shares its tips on what to include in your privacy compliance program. Click here to view full size image    

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Mandatory data breach notification scheme now in effect – what you need to know

Amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) came into effect on Thursday 22 February 2018. Under the Privacy Act, regulated entities are obliged to take reasonable steps to protect personal information from misuse, interference and loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The amended Privacy Act now includes a scheme under which certain organisations […]

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Data breaches by schools – complying with the Mandatory Data Breach scheme

The Notifiable Data Breach scheme which requires organisations, including schools, to mandatorily report eligible data breaches to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner begins on 22 February 2018. An eligible data breach will occur if: there is unauthorised access to, unauthorised disclosure of, or loss of, personal information held by the school; and a […]

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