With the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme (NDB Scheme), coming into effect in under a week on 22 February, 2018, some organisations may find themselves scuttling for compliance readiness under the Scheme.

As legislated by the Australian Information Commissioner, the Scheme is mandated under The Privacy Act 1988, and has ‘introduced an obligation to notify individuals whose personal information is involved in a data breach that is likely to result in serious harm’. The Scheme outlines the responsibilities that organisations have in responding to a data breach, and mandatory reporting to the OAIC.

Director of Titan ICT Consultants, Mike Stegena, said ‘in effect any organisation that collects identifiable customer data is impacted by this legislation and should have a Data Breach Response Plan in place. Adherence to the NDB Scheme is not limited to large companies or enterprise alone; for example, a private medical practice that collects and holds sensitive health data on its patients is also exposed to this regulation.

With data security breaches becoming more frequent, and the enforcements under the NDB Scheme ranging from less serious to more severe action, the best course of action is to get your business compliant from the outset, he said.

To help organisations navigate their responsibilities under the Scheme, Titan ICT is holding a breakfast round tablebreakfast round table to discuss their obligations, and to provide guidance on how to formulate a Data Breach Response Plan.

The NDB Scheme breakfast session is being held on Friday 9 March and hosted by Titan ICT’s Mourad Khalil who is a specialist in technology risk and cybersecurity.

For more information or to RSVP click here

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