Two months until Data Breach Laws take effect and breaches in the news: Is your school ready?

Recent devastating privacy breaches in the United States serve as a timely reminder for schools about the importance of practicing privacy every day and also being ready for compliance with the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) taking effect in February 2018. The Uber and Equifax incidents also raise important […]

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Two major privacy breaches in Victorian schools: PAW messages more relevant than ever

Just two weeks ago School Governance published three articles for Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) on the topic of trust, transparency and data security. Our most read article was New Mandatory Notification of Data Breaches – What does the scheme mean for schools? Australian Privacy Principle (APP) 11 (security of information) is the most relevant consideration […]

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New Mandatory Notification of Data Breaches – What does the scheme mean for schools?

On 22 February 2018, changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act) will take effect and a new Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme will be in force. This reform will affect the Privacy Programs of almost all non-government schools, and it is one of the most important reforms since the introduction of the 13 […]

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