Australia's Breach Notification Law: What to WatchData Protection Expert Gordon Hughes Analyzes the Requirements
Australia's mandatory data breach notification law, which goes into effect next February, brings a host of new requirements. Gordon Hughes, an attorney and data protection expert, discusses what organizations need to be aware of ahead of its implementation.
In an interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Sydney Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, Hughes discusses:
- What kind of personal information is regulated by the law;
- Some of the law's gray areas;
- Who is responsible for reporting a breach under the new requirements.
Hughes is a director with Davies Collison Cave, one of Australia's largest intellectual property legal firms. He's an expert in the areas of intellectual property commercialization, IT law and data protection. Hughes has authored and co-authored eight legal texts, including "Data Protection in Australia."