Privacy laws have just changed — here are 5 things specialists should know

ANALYSIS

Last week, the Senate passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 which means organisations that determine they have been breached or have lost data may need to notify affected patients as soon as they become aware of a breach and report the incident to the Privacy Commissioner.

Eligible breaches that will need to be reported include unauthorised access, disclosure or loss of personal information that is likely to result in "serious harm” to any of the individuals to whom the information

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