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13 June 2019
The privacy of individuals and how organisations protect this privacy continue to gain attention in the media, with data breaches involving two prominent Australian organisations hitting the news in the last week.
29 January 2019
In 2018, Australia saw the introduction of the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme and the prevalence of data breaches became clear. In the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) second quarterly report of the NDB Scheme, a total of 242 breaches were reported from 1 April to 30 June 2018. The education sector was listed as the fourth most likely sector to suffer a data breach in the OAIC second quarterly report.
21 December 2018
While the seasonal break can be a great time to relax with family and friends, it can be a particularly difficult time for those who experience family violence, and organisations who assist these people.
29 October 2018
Currently in Australia there are no specific laws which prevent an individual in public from taking a photo of a student and many schools grapple with balancing the need to promote the school’s activities and achievements against parent wishes and concerns, which can range from very protective to “oversharing” when it comes to photos of students!
24 October 2018
Organisations caught in the second phase of the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) need to start working towards compliance and start aligning their policies and procedures under the FVISS and MARAM. See our top tips for compliance in this article.
30 August 2018
Strathmore Secondary College is under investigation following the accidental publication of over 300 student records. The breach was slammed by education minister James Merlino as “nothing short of appalling”...
3 August 2018
As the number of data breaches reported increases, interesting trends have been identified. Significantly, while over half of all breaches were caused by malicious or criminal attacks, over a third of data breaches reported were due to human error.
25 July 2018
Aon has just released their 2018 independent Schools’ Risk Report. The top 10 concerns of independent schools are outlined in the report…
3 July 2018
The findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) have sparked questions surrounding the retention of child safety related records. The findings outline a recommended minimum retention period of 45 years for specific disclosures that outline instances of child sexual abuse. But what about those records that sit on the peripheral of these specific disclosures?
13 June 2018
All organisations should have in place, since February 2018, a compliant Data Breach Response Plan.
Moores recommends each organisation takes the following 5 steps to ensure compliance and best practice…