What would your school do in the event of a data breach?

The Notifiable Data Breaches Act came into effect on 22 February 2018 and established requirements for entities in responding to data breaches. Entities have data breach notification obligations when a data breach is likely to result in serious harm to any individuals whose personal information is involved in the breach.

Educational institutions need to consider their legal obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 and ensure secure handling of their school community’s data. And with education being named #4 in the recent report by Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) as part of Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme, data security is more important than ever. 

As part of our Stay Smart Online Week 2018 (8 – 14 October), and the theme of ‘Reverse the Threat’ we are offering you our Data Breach Resources commissioned by global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. The firm has developed a suite of education-specific resources for CyberHound, including simple checklists and user-friendly guides for schools to help prevent, and prepare for, a data breach.

A key element of these resources is the Privacy Compliance Manual for Schools. This manual provides assistance in understanding obligations in relation to data protection and management including practical guidelines to assist schools comply with their obligations under the Privacy Act.

Download your free Privacy Compliance Guidelines for Schools below: 



For more information on protecting your school from a data breach and for further resources part of our Norton and Rose Fulbright suite, please contact us today.