Recent major cyber incidents and associated data breaches in Australia, particularly those involving Optus and Medibank, have triggered a maelstrom of breach, policy and legislative developments.

The Australian Government has taken swift legislative action to increase the consequences of data breaches by amending the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), and has indicated there will be an array of further reforms.

In this dramatically changing environment, Head of Cyber + Technology Kieran Doyle and special counsel Magdalena Blanch-de Wilt answer some of the key questions facing cyber and privacy insurers and their customers.