NSW readies its own data breach notification scheme for state agencies

From zdnet.com

The New South Wales government is preparing a new Bill that will require public sector and state-owned entities to report a data breach to the Privacy Commissioner as well as any affected individuals.

The Privacy and Personal Information Protection Amendment Bill 2021 aims to strengthen privacy protection in NSW and extends the federal breach reporting requirements mandated by the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme, which came into effect in February 2018.

The NDB scheme requires agencies and organisations in Australia that are covered by the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 to notify individuals, whose personal information is involved in a data breach that is likely to result in “serious harm”, as soon as practicable after becoming aware of a breach.  

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