PRIVACY ACT 1988

PART IIIC - NOTIFICATION OF ELIGIBLE DATA BREACHES  

Division 1 - Introduction  

SECTION 26WA   SIMPLIFIED OUTLINE OF THIS PART  


  • · This Part sets up a scheme for notification of eligible data breaches.
  • · An eligible data breach happens if:
  • (a) there is unauthorised access to, unauthorised disclosure of, or loss of, personal information held by an entity; and
  • (b) the access, disclosure or loss is likely to result in serious harm to any of the individuals to whom the information relates.
  • · An entity must give a notification if:
  • (a) it has reasonable grounds to believe that an eligible data breach has happened; or
  • (b) it is directed to do so by the Commissioner.



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