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Queensland Government introduces mandatory data breach notification regime

On 12 October 2023, the Government introduced the Information Privacy and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 (Bill) to Queensland Parliament which, amongst other things, establishes a mandatory data breach notification scheme (MDBN Scheme) in Queensland. The Bill is consistent with the recommendations in the Coaldrake Review and is currently under consideration by the Education, Employment and Training Committee. It is … Continue reading

Flurry of activity in the Privacy Act review, including tougher penalties and new online privacy framework

This article was co-authored with India Bennett. After months of anticipation regarding the ongoing review of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Federal Government has galvanized the Australian privacy landscape with two significant developments. Firstly, the Government has released a discussion paper about the reform of the Privacy Act. The discussion paper considers stakeholder feedback on the issues paper released in October 2020 … Continue reading