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Spotlight: Cyber breach at Target
Insight 05 Sep 2017

There's a joke in the cyber security industry that there are two types of companies: those that know they have been hacked, and those that haven't yet found out. In November 2013, Target Corporation in the US learned this the hard way when it was told by law enforcement agencies that it had been sub ...

Directors' duties and cyber resilience
Insight 05 Sep 2017

The Target data breach brought the liability of boards and directors in relation to cyber resilience into focus. Target's shareholders brought litigation against all of its directors, the chief financial officer and the chief information officer due to what was perceived as recklessness and disregar ...

Incoming Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme
Insight 05 Sep 2017

There is no current legal obligation under the Privacy Act to notify either the Privacy Commissioner or affected individuals where you suffer a data breach. However, mandatory data breach notification laws will take effect in Australia from 22 February 2018. ...

NSW to bolster cyber security
Insight 05 Sep 2017

The NSW Government has recently announced a new $11.4 million investment to address emerging technology challenges including cyber security. ...

In the Know: Cyber vernacular
Insight 05 Sep 2017

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has recently considered an early draft of a document defining a new 'cyber lexicon' at a roundtable hosted by Alastair MacGibbon, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security. The document, titled 'Words Matter: Australia's Cyber Security Lexic ...

OAIC concludes investigation of Australian Red Cross data breach
Insight 05 Sep 2017

OAIC concludes investigation of Australian Red Cross data breach where a one-off human error by a third party provider's employee led to a massive data breach that hit the Australian Red Cross Blood Service ...

Ransomware attacks on the rise
Insight 29 Jun 2017

With an upward trend in large-scale ransomware attacks and the number of data breaches reported globally mandatory data breach notification will become law in Australia in February 2018 This will place privacy compliance and cyber security in sharp focus Partner Michael Park Lawyer Samantha Naylor ...

Shakeup to EU data protection regulations - impact on Australian businesses
Insight 23 Jun 2017

Australian businesses that offer goods and services to individuals within the European Union will be affected by new EU data protection regulations that offer the biggest shakeup to European privacy law for 20 years Partner Michael Park Senior Associate Alice Williams and Paralegals Phoebe St John ...

OAIC releases guidance on meaning of 'personal information'
Insight 21 Jun 2017

Uncertainty as to what information constitutes personal information under the Privacy Act will be clarified following the release of guidance from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner The guide provides insight into how a complaint may be determined and offers key questions for ...

Landmark Productivity Commission report on data availability and use
Insight 24 Nov 2016

The Productivity Commission has released a landmark draft report on the ability of individuals businesses and government to access and use data in Australia The report criticises Australias historically conservative approach to data use and proposes a fundamental and systematic change to the way ...