Privacy Act 2020

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113 Assessment of likelihood of serious harm being caused by privacy breach

When an agency is assessing whether a privacy breach is likely to cause serious harm in order to decide whether the breach is a notifiable privacy breach, the agency must consider the following:


any action taken by the agency to reduce the risk of harm following the breach:


whether the personal information is sensitive in nature:


the nature of the harm that may be caused to affected individuals:


the person or body that has obtained or may obtain personal information as a result of the breach (if known):


whether the personal information is protected by a security measure:


any other relevant matters.