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New Data Breach Guidance Released for PAW 2019

A data breach can result in harm to impacted individuals including financial loss, identity theft, physical harm, emotional harm and reputational damage.

In time for PAW 2019, we have developed updated guidance to assist agencies prepare for and respond to data breaches: ‘Managing the privacy impacts of data breaches’.

The updated guidance therefore highlights the importance of organisations preparing for a data breach. This can improve the speed and quality of an organisation’s response and can reduce the impact of any potential harm to affected individuals.

The guidance points out that the main way an organisation can prepare for a breach is to have a data breach response plan that all staff are aware of. It should generally include guidance on how to identify a data breach, who to contact when the data breach occurs and what steps to take to manage the breach.

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