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Seminar & Webinar: Privacy & data breaches in the health & aged care sectors

The next frontier is our individual health data security. How health and aged care facilities respond to the changes to legislation and the storage of this information is business critical.

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 introduces mandatory data breach notification requirements for entities subject to the Privacy Act, starting no later than 23 February 2018.

What does this mean?

The new requirements will require agencies, organisations and certain other entities to provide notice to the Australian Information Commissioner and affected individuals of certain data breaches. Aged care and health organisations will be directly impacted.

To help you gain an understanding of how valuable individual’s health information is, we’ve researched three real life case studies of data or privacy breaches, please see below.

Who will these changes apply to?

  • Aged care providers due to the nature of the information that they keep, who they deal with and the nature of their business;

  • Most Australian government agencies;

  • Private sector organisations with annual turnover of more than $3 million;

  • Specific kinds of smaller organisations such as health service providers;

  • Certain credit providers, credit reporting bodies and holders of tax file number information.

Join us for a breakfast seminar, or if you're unable to make it a webinar, to further explore the topic and find out what you can do in advance of the changes. 

Presented by Craig Subocz, Senior Associate at Russell Kennedy, an expert on advising the health and aged sectors on improving security standards relating to the storage of personal information. Find out at this session how to not end up in legal proceedings for breaches.

Keeping up to date with the most recent decisions from various courts and tribunals across Australia is time consuming, and even the most conscientious of employers can inadvertently fall foul of discrimination laws.

For more information, please contact Bridget McDowall via email seminars@rk.com.au

Case Studies
To help gain an understanding of how valuable individual’s health information is, we’ve researched three real life case studies of data or privacy breaches.

Seminar details

Thursday 30 November 2017

8.30am - 9.30am
A light breakfast will be provided

Russell Kennedy, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Monday 27 November 2017

To register your interest for the seminar click here.

Webinar details
We will also be holding a webinar with the same content as the seminar on the following day, Friday the 1st of December, for all those who are unable to make the live session. The live webinar is free, and can be viewed from your PC/mobile device. You will have the opportunity to submit questions at the end of the webinar.

Friday 1 December 2017

10:30am - 11:30am

To register your interest for the webinar click here (please register using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, registrations with Internet Explorer won't work).

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