Lessons learned from Australia’s recent spate of data breaches

5 April 2023
Robert Feldman, Director, Brisbane

2022 ended with a number of high-profile data breaches that affected millions of Australians. Barely a quarter of the way into 2023, Latitude Financial has become the focus of the next serious data breach.

The government and the regulators have reacted swiftly and firmly, notably with an increase to penalties under the Privacy Act and we are likely to see more regulatory change this year in the areas of ransomware and privacy.

But what can we learn about these recent data breaches?

In the premiere episode of ‘Secure By Design’ from Oper8 Global, a prominent data security infrastructure solutions provider, Robert Feldman, Director at Gadens, recently joined host Nick Lovell to discuss the implications of those high-profile data breaches.

In the 40 minute discussion, Robert and Nick unpack the much-anticipated privacy reform in Australia and its potential impact on the Australian business landscape, then break down the proposed changes, highlighting key areas businesses need to focus on to ensure compliance and protect customer data.

Watch the episode here

Robert has also produced a detailed and valuable white paper covering the recent and upcoming changes in the cyber landscape with practical tips for businesses to consider.

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Robert Feldman, Director

This update does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. It is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on matters of interest and it is not intended to be comprehensive. You should seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content.

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