Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme & Your Company

Starting from the 22nd February 2018, the NDB Scheme will come into effect for a wide range of organisations.

Companies with an annual turnover of more than $3 million, or those with pre-existing obligations under the Australian Privacy Act will be required to comply.

A company that experiences a data breach must then notify both the Australian Information Commissioner as well as the affected individuals whose compromised data may result in serious harm.

Data breaches occur when personal information held by an organisation is lost or compromised. A great example of this is Uber’s recent data breach in November 2017.

Examples of a data breach include:

  • A device containing customers’ personal information is lost or stolen
  • A database containing personal information is hacked
  • Personal information is mistakenly provided to the wrong person
  • Ransomware affected files through CryptoLocker, WannaCry, etc.

Total Computer Technology can deploy a range of solutions to bolster your current data security, strengthen against attacks and improve protection from ransomware.

Contact the sales team at TCT to ensure your organisation is taking the right steps to prevent data breaches.

Robert Brown
19/01/2018

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