We are delighted to publish Issue 5 of our Cyber, Tech and Data Risk Report, which is our first wrap up of relevant news for 2023 for insurers, brokers and their customers doing business in Australia and New Zealand in the cyber, tech and data fields.

In this month’s report, we look at a range of cyber issues and developments, including the implications of the Commonwealth’s Privacy Act Review Report, the release of the Australian Cyber Security Strategy Discussion Paper Regulatory Change, APRA’s supervision priorities, and the OECD’s adoption of the Declaration on Government Access to Personal Data Held by Private Sector Entities. We provide updates on significant litigation, including the Medicare ‘class actions’ and the OAIC proceedings against Facebook. In the IT liability space, we look at a recent NSWCA decision that highlights the cost of IT liability risk.

In New Zealand news, we cover the OPC’s guidance on breaches in the healthcare sector, CERTNZ’s cyber incident communications advice, and the High Court’s permanent injunction restricting access to information published on the dark web.

We also share highlights from recent reports by OAIC and Coveware, highlights from media coverage of disclosure obligations, insights from our Legalign Global partner DACB, and other international news.

For more information about any of these stories, please contact a member of our Cyber, Privacy + Data Security team.