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  • 2 February 2018

    The Cyber Security Stakeholder Group meeting was held on Friday 2 February 2018.

    The information below is a summary of topics discussed at the meeting.

    Introduction

    A reminder was provided to members about the enactment of the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme on the 22 February 2018.

    The NDBS is administered by the OAIC and further information around the Scheme is available on their site at oaic.gov.au/privacy/notifiable-data-breaches/External Link

    The ATO have published ato.gov.au content on providing guidance for protective measures for business and tax professionals following a data breach.

    ato.gov.au/databreachbusiness

    ato.gov.au/databreachtaxprofessionals

    Further information on preparing for the scheme can be accessed via How can organisations prepare – OAIC webinarExternal Link

    Scam update

    The following scammer disruption tactics have been initiated by the ATO:

    • Collaborated with Apple to have a scam warning prominently displayed on the back of iTunes cards
    • Supplied information and intelligence to the US Inland Revenue Service (IRS) on Australian Scams and shared scammer disruptions techniques
    • Launched the ato.gov.au/scamalerts page which offers current scam information
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