Source: Privacy Commissioner
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has today launched NotifyUsa new online tool enabling businesses and organisations to easily assess whether a privacy breach is notifiable. Under the Privacy Act 2020which comes into effect on 1 Decemberit will be mandatory for organisations to notify OPC if a privacy breach has caused, or is likely to cause, serious harm. Businesses and organisations which fail to report a notifiable privacy breach to OPC may receive fines of up to $10,000. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says NotifyUs will help organisations determine whether a breach has caused, or could cause, serious harm, and guide them through the reporting process. We want the privacy breach pre-assessment and reporting process to be straightforward, says Mr Edwards. NotifyUs has undergone extensive testing ahead of todays launch to ensure the guidance is clear and easy to follow.