Course Description

This 2 hour on-line session provides an overview of the new data breach notification obligations, introduced by the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill  and to become effective in February 2018.  The new law will be reviewed in detail as will other obligations to notify of unauthorised access to or disclosure of information. The session includes practical suggestions on what you should be doing now to prepare for the introduction of mandatory data breach notification requirements as 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 new data breach obligations including:
    • Scope of the obligations
    • Key concepts such as ‘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
  • Preparing for data breach notification: some tips on what you should be doing now to prepare for the new obligations.

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

Jodie 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, co-founding Bridge Point Communications (specialists in data networking and security). 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. Jodie has completed a PhD at QUT which examined the Privacy Commissioner’s exercise of powers in relation to NPP 4 and the extent to which that is supportive of industry practice. Jodie is a regular speaker at industry events and ia researcher participating in projects to map some of the unique traits of information security practitioners in Australia and investigate the Australian cyber security skills shortage.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Available Times & Locations

Location Date Pricing
Online 31st January 2018 Course Price: $165.00
Early Bird Price: $154.00
Member Price: $132.00
15 slots available