Insights

  • Corporate & Commercial,
  • Sep 9, 2020
  • Author: Hayley Bowman
  • INSIGHT: Key insights from July 2020 OAIC Notifiable Data Breaches Report

    The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme was introduced in February 2018 to improve consumer protection and security relating to personal information. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) recently released its half-yearly Notifiable Data Breaches Report (NDBR) for the period from 1 January to 30 July 2020. The NDBR provides detail around the causes […]

  • Corporate & Commercial,
  • Apr 1, 2020
  • Author: Hayley Bowman
  • INSIGHT: Bushfire Emergency Declaration

    The Privacy (Australian Bushfires Disaster) Emergency Declaration (No 1) 2020 came into force on 20 January 2020 in response to bushfires in Australia resulting in death, injury and property damage occurring from August 2019 into 2020. The Emergency Declaration will expire on 20 January 2021. The Emergency Declaration was made under Part VIA of Privacy […]

  • Health,
  • Dec 11, 2019
  • Author: Mark Fitzgerald Author: Hayley Bowman
  • INSIGHT: Electronic Prescriptions

    Amendments to the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 2017, published on 30 October 2019 provide for electronic prescriptions to be recognised as valid prescriptions. Electronic prescribing provides an option for prescribers and their patients to have an electronic prescription as an alternative to a paper-based prescription. The legislation includes additional form requirements for electronic PBS […]