You likely won’t see big breaking news headlines, but kudos to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand, who have just launched a new tool to help organizations and businesses determine whether they need to notify OPC of a privacy breach. As seen on their site:
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says NotifyUs will help organisations determine whether a breach has caused, or could cause, serious harm, and guide them through the reporting process.
“We want the privacy breach pre-assessment and reporting process to be straightforward,” says Mr Edwards. “NotifyUs has undergone extensive testing ahead of today’s launch to ensure the guidance is clear and easy to follow. I encourage people to use it in advance of the new legislation taking effect on 1 December.”
OPC’s also has new resources on privacy breach reporting, including a short e-learning module and breach reporting brochure.
Find out more on the OPC’s web site.