Data breaches can include inappropriate destruction of information, loss of physical files, or the storing of information with third parties without permission. Data breaches can result in serious harm and the reporting of such events to impacted individuals will become mandatory in Australia in 2018 for Commonwealth Privacy regulated organisations (see oaic.gov.au).
We all have rights in relation to the protection of personal information. Privacy legislation in Australia and New Zealand requires regulated entities to protect your information that identifies you. It is important to understand these rights, particularly when they are threatened by identity compromise and misuse, including data breach events. The Privacy Commissioner websites in Australia and New Zealand are the best sources of information on these rights. This Fact Sheet introduces the basics and provides some tips if your identity information is compromised.
For more information please see our Knowing Your Privacy Rights Fact Sheet.
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