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Australia is the latest in a growing list of countries to introduce mandatory reporting of data breaches, with a scheme to be introduced by the end of this year. The Australian announcement took some by surprise, as it had previously been signalled that mandatory reporting would apply only to those organisations caught by the upcoming Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill – ie, telecommunications services providers who will be required to retain metadata for two years.
- Moreon "Legal update: Mandatory reporting of data breaches – the New Zealand position"