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Discussion paper – Mandatory data breach notification

Consultation paper

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This paper contains a brief summary of the draft Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015 and compares the proposed scheme with schemes in other jurisdictions.

The Government sought feedback on the draft Bill, Explanatory Memorandum and Regulatory Impact Statement to help finalise a Bill to present before Parliament, with the goal of introducing a data breach notification scheme that protects individual privacy without placing an unreasonable regulatory burden on business.