PL&B International E-news, Issue 59

1. New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Launches Draft Security Breach Guidelines

New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has published a draft guide to help the public and private sectors manage security breaches. The voluntary guidelines recommend a four-stage approach:

  1. containing and assessing the breach's scope;
  2. evaluating the risks;
  3. considering notification, or actually doing it; and
  4. adopting future prevention measures.

Shroff is considering whether New Zealand should adopt a mandatory breach notification law.

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