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What happens when data is breached?

In February 2017, Federal Parliament passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017, and a year later – in February 2018 – the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDBS) came into effect. 
  • 8 Oct 2018


Drones and privacy?

The Commonwealth Government recently announced it will be spending almost $7 billion on 6 long-range MQ-4C Triton surveillance drones to assist with border security and intelligence gathering. 

Comments invited by OAIC on draft resources re notifiable data breaches

On 22 February 2018 the scheme requiring notifiable data breaches (NDB) will come into effect.
  • 30 Jun 2017


Protecting Privacy: Australia’s Mandatory Data Breach Notification

After a long wait, the Australian Government has passed a Bill that will require organisations to notify individuals if an unauthorised person or group has had access to their personal information in a way that could cause serious harm.

Is involvement in a research project by a medical practitioner professional conduct?

A recent decision of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal considered whether a medical practitioner’s involvement in a research project constituted professional conduct and if so, whether his conduct amounted to professional misconduct.
  • 6 Sep 2016

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