1 Practice Management and Business Skills

Data Breach: Proactive Prevention & Effective Response

LawCPD author: Karen Lee
Karen Lee
Principal Legal Know-How
1 CPD Point


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It is now more critical than ever for lawyers to equip themselves to advise clients on how to prevent and respond to data breaches – as well as to understand how to manage these risks in their own practice.

This comprehensive course will guide you through the legal issues relating to data breaches, potential consequences and penalties, prevention strategies, and concrete steps for effective response planning.

As technology now permeates every aspect of business, the potential impact of data breaches keeps growing. In parallel, the consequences of such breaches are increasingly serious - with higher penalties, reputational risk and legal repercussions. 

Enrol in this course to develop essential expertise in understanding, preventing, and effectively responding to data breaches within the framework of the Privacy Act and the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. 

What this course covers

  • Understanding Data Breaches: Gain a clear understanding of what constitutes a data breach under the Privacy Act and NDB scheme.
  • Consequences and Penalties: Learn about the potential consequences and penalties and the importance of prevention and compliance.
  • Prevention Strategies: Discover strategies for data breach prevention, focusing on common causes of breaches and the importance of data deletion and de-identification.
  • Effective Response Planning: Gain practical tips and guidance on data breach response planning, to ensure your clients (and your own practice) will be ready when required.

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 Date Published: March 2024

Key takeaways

  • The common causes of data breaches and how to prevent them;
  • How data breaches are dealt with under the Privacy Act and consequences for breaches;
  • The role of the OAIC and other regulatory agencies in data breaches;
  • Practical tips and guidance for data breach response planning. 

Meet the expert

LawCPD author: Karen Lee
Karen Lee
Principal Legal Know-How

Karen is the principal of Legal Know-How, a legal consulting practice which provides expert legal advice and user-friendly knowledge management solutions to financial institutions, large corporates, SMEs and law firms. 

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  1. 5.0/5
    Very informative and well presented
    This was a very useful course providing important information about date breaches.
  2. 4.0/5
    Good comprehensive course.
    Logical and well thought out presentation.
  3. 4.0/5
    Clear and practical summary
    Set out legal principles, gave access to detailed provisions, addressed organisation and process requirement. Explained policy behind DB law and its potential impact on organisations.
  4. 4.0/5
    Very informative
    The course gave me a lot of information about something that is regularly in the news
  5. 5.0/5
    Very good and informative course !! Not only for the legal profession but more broadly and in particular for management.
    Provided excellent overview of the content thank you.
  6. 4.0/5
    Cyber security risks are very real. This course provides an essential overview of digital data breach management. Easy to understand and thought provoking.
  7. 5.0/5
    Very well presented
    Very Instructive