Queensland moves on data breach notification scheme

Joseph Brookes reports:

The Queensland state government is considering a mandatory data breach notification scheme among several privacy and information sharing reforms in the works. The scheme would force agencies to report data breaches to the regulator and affected individuals in what would be a first for a state or territory government.

Currently, Queensland agencies are not obligated to report data breaches despite recommendations from the regulator in 2016 and a 2020 review of the state government’s management of confidential personal information also calling for a data breach notification (DBN).


Submissions to the consultations close on July 22.

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