New privacy breach resource for agencies

May 5, 2021 - 2:50pm

A privacy breach can happen when personal information is accessed, used or disclosed without authorisation or is lost, or otherwise dealt with in a way that would not comply with the Information Privacy Act 2009.

The impacts of unauthorised access to and disclosure of information both on agencies and on the people whose information is accessed or disclosed to third parties can be significant.

It is important the response to a potential information breach is timely, consistent, efficient and appropriate. To guide and support an agency, employees and contractors we have developed an initial response self-assessment tool and updated our associated guideline.

You can view our privacy breach resources here