Course Description

This 2 hour on-line session provides an overview of the Australian data breach notification obligations, introduced by the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill , and which became effective in February 2018.  The new data breach laws will be reviewed in detail as will other obligations to notify of unauthorised access to or disclosure of information, applicable to Australian organisations. The session includes practical suggestions on establishing capability to comply with the mandatory data breach notification requirements which are now part of Australia’s privacy laws.

What's Included

• 2-hours of tuition (Online)
• 100% up-to-date material
• Copy of course slides
• Access will also be available to a recording of the on-line session.

To participate in the session you will require a computer, headset and a good internet connection. Once your registration has been confirmed, we will forward you the link to the session.

Course Content

This on-line course covers the following:

  • Background to data breach notification laws
  • Detailed consideration of the Australian data breach obligations including:
    • Scope of the obligations
    • Key concepts such as ‘eligible data breach’ and ‘likely risk of serious harm'
    • Effect of remediation
    • What to do if you have a suspected breach
    • Breaches affecting multiple parties
    • Content and delivery of data breach notices
    • Commissioner’s powers
  • Other notification obligations including My Health Record, Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules
  • Some tips and guidance on establishing a data breach notification capability within your organisation.

Intended Audience

This course is directed at IT and information security professionals, as well as legal practitioners. It is also of relevance to risk managers, auditors, internal legal counsel and anyone interested in understanding and managing potential legal liability for information security related issues.

Course Presenter - Dr Jodie Siganto

Dr Jodie Siganto PhD LLM CISSP CIPM

Dr Siganto  has been sought out by government departments, international corporations and Australian businesses to advise them on privacy and security matters, conducting privacy compliance reviews and privacy and security impact assessments.  She has been engaged to act for corporations on the privacy, security and legal implications of moving data to the cloud, to review data sharing contracts and undertake privacy impact assessments.
Dr Siganto graduated as a lawyer from the University of Queensland and after 8 years in private practice became in-house counsel for Tandem Computers followed by roles with Unisys Asia and Dell based in Singapore.  She returned to Australia in 2000, founding Bridge Point Communications (specialists in data networking and security) with two other colleagues. Since then, she has specialised in providing information security and privacy consulting and trainings.

Dr Siganto completed her PhD on privacy and information security practice in 2014.  She has been involved with a range of industry groups, including acting as the Chair of the AISA Policy Committee, and more recently the AISA Education Director.  In addition to her other works, Dr Siganto pursues research projects into cyber security issues.  She has participated in a study led by Royal Holloway, University of London, which mapped some of the unique traits of information security practitioners in Australia and led AISA’s research into the Australian Cyber Security Skills Shortage.
She is currently a director of IT Security Training Australia, an (ISC)² educational affiliate, specializing in the delivery and development of privacy, IT security and network related training courses around Australia, as well as partner in Ringrose Siganto.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Available Times & Locations

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