The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released further draft guidance on the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) regime that comes into effect in just over three months’ time.
The NDB scheme, which commences on 22 February 2018, will require private sector businesses and government agencies covered by the Australian Privacy Act 1988 to notify affected individuals as well as the head of the OAIC, the Australian Information Commissioner, of ‘eligible data breaches’.
Several moves are underway to restore faith in the fundraising activities of Australian charities amid some scandals here and abroad.
Tough new industrial manslaughter laws have been passed by Queensland’s Parliament despite strong opposition from business groups and concerns about how these could affect the national harmonisation of Workplace Health and Safety laws.
The government is looking to substantially raise corporate penalties for white collar crimes and to give the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) the power to force companies to forfeit profits from any wrongdoings.