What is the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme?
The NBD scheme makes it mandatory for businesses to report eligible data breaches to the Office of the Australian Information Commission (OAIC) and any individuals potentially affected by the data breach.
What makes a data breach eligible?
For a data breach to be eligible, it must meet the following three criteria:
What classifies 'serious harm'?
‘Serious harm’ could include physical, psychological, emotional, economic and financial harm, as well as harm to reputation
Why was the law introduced?
The scheme was introduced to strengthen the privacy of personal data and to increase transparency in the way the public and private sectors respond to serious data breaches.
Who does it affect?
The scheme applies to Australian government agencies and businesses with an annual turnover of $3 million or more. This includes not-for-profits, credit reporting bodies, health service providers, TFN recipients, among others.
How can I prepare my customers?
When building a business case for strengthened data security, you can include the following messaging:
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