Tag Archives: Australia

Australia Enacts New Data Breach Notification Law

On February 13, 2017, the Parliament of Australia passed legislation that amends the Privacy Act of 1988 and requires companies with revenue over 3 million AUD (2.3 million USD) to notify affected Australian residents and the Australian Information Commissioner in the event of an "eligible data breach."… Continue Reading

Risk-Based Approach – New Thinking for Regulating Privacy

On February 11, 2015, the International Association of Privacy Professionals Australian New Zealand (“iappANZ”) will host a discussion on the risk-based approach to privacy in Sydney, Australia. Richard Thomas, Global Strategy Advisor for the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (the “Centre”), will present the Centre’s contributions to this topic including the … Continue Reading

APEC Privacy Update – Beijing Meetings

On August 6-10, 2014, the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup and the Electronic Commerce Steering Group met in Beijing to focus on the further implementation of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system and related work relevant to cross-border interoperability. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams participated as part of the U.S. delegation and provides highlights in this blog entry.… Continue Reading

Australian Data Breach Notification Bill Re-Introduced

On March 20, 2014, a breach notification bill was re-introduced in the Australian Senate after having lapsed at the end of the previous Parliament. If passed, the bill would impose a mandatory breach notification requirement for data breaches that pose a "real risk of serious harm" to affected individuals. … Continue Reading

Mandatory Data Breach Notification Bill Proposed in Australia

On May 29, 2013, a bill, accompanied by an explanatory memorandum, was proposed in the Australian Parliament that requires businesses and government agencies that experience a serious data breach to notify affected individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.… Continue Reading

Key Changes in Australian Privacy Law

Former Australian Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton, Managing Director of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd, provides a summary of key changes in the Australian Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012.… Continue Reading

Australian Government Moves Forward with Privacy Reform Legislation

On May 2, 2012, Australia’s Attorney General Nicola Roxon announced that the Canadian government will introduce a bill to the Australian Parliament that will enact a number of the recommendations from the 2008 Law Reform Commission Report and reform privacy law in Australia. Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim presented an overview of the draft legislation during iappANZ’s Privacy Awareness Week. … Continue Reading

Australia to Reform Privacy Laws

On October 14, 2009, the Australian government released a report entitled “Enhancing National Privacy Protection” that contains proposed reforms to Australia’s privacy laws, including the Privacy Act 1988 (“Privacy Act”).  In announcing the report, Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State Joe Ludwig stated that the reforms aim to “provide for one set of streamlined … Continue Reading