The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme was established in February 2018 to improve consumer protection and drive better security standards for protecting personal information. It applies to agencies and organisations who are covered by the Privacy Act 1988 and are required to take reasonable steps to secure personal information.
Showing an increase of 19% of the number of reported data breaches to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner when compared to January to June in 2019.
Malicious or criminal attacks still remained the leading cause of data breaches in Australia. This showed an increase of 2% in comparison with the first half of 2019.
Showed a decrease of 2% when compared to the reported data breaches in the first half of 2019.