the step-by-step guide

  • 1.5 hours (1.5 CPD)
  • for all lawyers & privacy officers 
Category: Substantive Law I Topic: Privacy
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Session overview
Join Alec Christie for an up-to-date and practical look at the Australian mandatory data breach notification scheme from a commercial perspective. This session focuses on the role of in-house counsel and the privacy officer during a data breach and assists with formulating a robust process for identifying, assessing and notifying a data breach.  This will be your go-to guide if your business is assessing a suspected breach.


  • Alec's talk on the Australian mandatory data breach notification scheme (1.5 CPD Units)  
  • a one page flowchart of the process 
  • session materials 
  • record of completion 


  • how to identify, assess (using a set of logical steps) and evaluate a suspected breach
  • what should be included in a data breach response plan to ensure it is a valuable tool 
  • what remediation options can be taken
  • when to notify, timing for notification and how to notify (including practical tips when filing the form with the OAIC) 



MILLS OAKLEY (2019 - 2021)
Clyde & Co (2021 - present)
About ALEC
Alec was the founding Partner of the Digital Law (including Data Privacy) team at Mills Oakley with over 29 years' experience. 

He has a national and cross-border Asia Pacific practice with an emphasis on data privacy and cybersecurity, multi-jurisdictional privacy compliance, information (including Big Data analytics), digital transformations (including RPA, AI, IoT, Cloud computing and sourcing) and Blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrency.
Alec has significant expertise in providing practical legal solutions across a range of sectors, including the financial services, Government, higher education, online/e-commerce, technology, health and life sciences and entertainment/media. 
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