New Notifiable Data Breach Obligations


For the first time ever, accountants and tax advisers will have an obligation to notify their clients and others seriously affected by a data breach - whether that's a one-off inadvertent breach or a broad scale hacking disaster.

You need a plan to respond ahead of time, and to understand what kinds of breaches are notifiable.

You will learn:
• What is an eligible data breach?
• When can data breaches result in serious harm?
• What action can you take to nullify the obligation to notify?
• If required, what do you need to do to make a notification?

This webinar will give you the tools to approach a data breach event strategically. We'll address the practical implications of a data breach event - tips, tricks and cautionary tales. We'll contextualise with some stand-out case studies in the industry - including the Panama Papers & Paradise Papers.

Webinar Learning Outcomes:
• Basic overview of the application of the new Notifiable Data Breach regime under the Privacy Act.
• Understanding of the components of a data breach response plan and key risks and obligations.

Suited to:
Any organisation that holds personal information but tailored towards accountants and tax advisers.

Presenters Bio:
Geoff Bloom is a Partner at HWL Ebsworth specialising in privacy law, and in commercial and regulatory issues for the health, aged care and life sciences industries. For several years, Geoff has been named in Best Lawyers® in the areas of Health & Aged Care Law, as well as in Life Sciences Practice. Geoff provides advice on all privacy issues, across all industries. He advises the big 4 banks, Australia's largest ASX listed companies, large multinationals, and state and federal governments. He is co-author, with Andrew Galvin, of the CCH Privacy Law Reporter; a member of the Editorial Board, LexisNexis Privacy Law Bulletin; and a member of the Privacy Law Committee, Law Council of Australia.

Katherine Montano is an Associate at HWL Ebsworth practising in financial services regulatory law. Katherine has a broad range of regulatory experience, including in payment systems, privacy law, anti-money laundering laws, consumer credit and licensing requirements (for credit, financial services and banking).

You will be provided with:
• PowerPoint presentation slide deck
• Supporting documentation
• Webinar Recording to view multiple times for up to 6 months
• An opportunity to ask questions to the presenter

How to handle a data breach under your new legal obligations - the notifiable data breach scheme, applicable from 22 February 2018.

  • Webinar Recording
    • PD hours: 1
    Stream this recording multiple times at your convenience.
    • $180.00 incl. GST

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Like the topic but can’t make the time? Register for the Live Session and you’ll receive the Recording regardless! You can watch it as many times as you like for up to 6 months. You will also receive Supporting Documentation.