October 3rd, 2013

Privacy Act Amendments: What’s the Impact for Information Security?

Privacy Act Amendments:  What’s the Impact for Information Security?In May 2012, as part of Privacy Awareness Week, the Attorney General announced amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), with the Amendment Bill (all 266 pages of it) introduced to Parliament in late May.[1]  It is...

October 3rd, 2013

Beware the end of long- term outsourcing arrangements!

 Beware the end of long- term outsourcing arrangements! Cuscal Ltd v First Data Resources Australia [2011] For those looking at transitioning to the cloud, or entering long-term outsourcing arrangements, the recent decision in  Cuscal Ltd v First Data Resources Australia [2011] NSW...

October 3rd, 2013

OAIC – DRAFT Guidance on Information Security Reasonable Steps

OAIC – DRAFT Guidance on Information Security Reasonable StepsIn December 2012, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released a draft ‘Guide to Information Security Reasonable Steps to Protect Personal Information”[1] for public consultation, with...

September 26th, 2013

ISO 27001 ISMS Overview and Implementation Course Materials

 Below are attached the following resources:Practical ISMS Nov 12: Completed Course Slides – November 2012 (updated)ISMS Implementation Diagram ISO 27001 Reference List - articles, books and websites that may be of useResearch Article: "Information Security Management: An...

August 30th, 2013

Data Breach Notification In Australia - Whitepaper Available!

The first data breach notification law (DBNL) was introduced in California in 2002 (and enacted in 2003).  Since that time, similar laws have been introduced in different forms in nearly all the States in the United States and are under consideration in a number of other jurisdictions...

August 30th, 2013

Privacy Act Amendments: What Do They Mean For Information Security?

In May 2012, as part of Privacy Awareness Week, the Attorney General announced amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), with the Amendment Bill (all 266 pages of it) introduced to Parliament in late May.  The Bill is expected to pass through both Houses without issue.  The amendments...

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