Data Breaches: Preparing for a Mandatory Notification Scheme


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Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).

Recent data breaches involving personal information have been headline news.  These cases have highlighted privacy as a critical governance and compliance risk issue across public and private sectors. While it has been recognised for decades that privacy breaches can cause significant adverse outcomes for organisations, it has taken the events of 2022 to fully appreciate the scale of the adverse impacts of a privacy breach.

Organisations will almost inevitably need to deal with some form of data breach from time to time.  They are “crisis” situations, and can be extremely stressful for officers and reputationally damaging for agencies.

The Queensland Government has flagged that a mandatory data breach notification scheme will soon be established. So what will the scheme involve? How can you prepare for it? What do you do when the worst happens?

This session, run by Eleanor Dickens and Sam Weston, draws on our extensive experience assisting clients to prepare for data breaches, and managing them if and when an incident occurs.

Who should attend our Data Breaches: Preparing for a Mandatory Notification Scheme Workshop:

  • Public sector legal officers

  • Public sector privacy, RTI and governance officers

  • Any public sector officers with governance responsibilities.

What we'll cover
  • The key risks associated with data breaches

  • The existing Commonwealth Mandatory Data Breach Notification Scheme

  • Interacting with regulators about data breaches

  • Learnings from recent cases.

What you'll learn
  • What we expect the Scheme will look like

  • The best things you can do to be prepared

  • A step-by-step guide for responding to data incidents.


Event Details
19 May
8.45am for 9.00am - 12.45pm
$750 per person
$675 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$637 per person if in a group of three or more
Clayton Utz Brisbane
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]

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Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.