In December 2012, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released a draft ‘Guide to Information Security Reasonable Steps to Protect Personal Information” for public consultation, with submissions to be made by January 7, 2013. Although it will not be legally binding per se, the OAIC will refer to the guide when assessing an entities compliance with its information security obligations in the Privacy Act.
The final version of this Guide is to be released by the Attorney General on April 29, 2013 (details of the launch event available here).
See our latest blog post for more information on the draft Guide and the Consultation Process that has preceded its release.
- DDoS attacks against Spamhaus and U.S. banks
- Chinese hackers infiltrated Reserve Bank of Australia
- Qld CMC CMC blunder exposes secret dossiers
- Another U.S. merchant sues over PCI DSS penalties
- Australia signs EU Cybercrime Treaty
- Crown casino hi-tech scam nets $32 million
- Linfox Employee Re-Instated after Facebook comments
- Report: Mobile Location Data Creates "Fundamental Constraints" on Privacy
- VPN Services that Take your Privacy Seriously
PAW runs from April 29 - May 3. Events include a Sydney breakfast on April 29 at which Mark Dreyfus, Cth AG, will announce the new Guide to information Security and the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, will be joined by a number of information security professionals to discuss the privacy implications of the current cyber-security environment. Details on how to register for this and other events are available via the OAIC website.
The Victorian Privacy Commissioner has published a very useful information sheet that lists all laws that regulate information and health privacy in Australia across the Commonwealth, States and Territories. References are also included to human rights laws establishing a general right to privacy. Available here.
Dr Anthony Bendall, the Acting Privacy Commssioner for Victoria, is the key note speaker at Cyber Security Law Melbourne March 27, 2013 at 550 Boure Street, Melbourne.
Other topics on the agenda cloud computing, electronic documents and legal discovery, cyber insurance and social media and the law. Early Bird Registrations only $275 inc GST (close on March 6, 2013). AISA, ISACA and (ISC)2 members pay only $220 inc GST.