Entries by Mark King

More Centrelink bungle sees private documents accidentally shared with Melbourne stranger

Human error is playing a significant part in Privacy Data Breaches in Australia. Since the introduction of the Mandatory Notifiable Data Breach Scheme on 22/2/18, 51% of breaches reported have been due to human error.   How to minimise these ? On-going training will start to build awareness and move towards ingraining the correct ‘habits’ […]

Senate backs push for GDPR-style data laws in Australia

  The Senate backed a motion to strengthen the Australian Privacy Law to be more like the European Union recently introduced law (ie: GDPR). Interestingly, this same motion was knocked back in the Senate a few months earlier. What has occurred in the meantime ? FaceBook – Cambridge Analytica data scandal. More and more breaches […]