What are the data breach notification laws in Australia?
Australia's Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme, under the Privacy Act 1988, mandates organizations to notify affected individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) of data breaches that could result in serious harm. This includes loss of personal data, unauthorized access, or unauthorized disclosure. An assessment should be made within 30 days if there's suspicion of a breach. Notifications should describe the breach, type of information involved, and steps individuals should take. Regular consultations with our data privacy experts can help businesses understand compliance needs and respond appropriately to breaches.
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