Angelene Falk, Australia’s acting Privacy Commissioner, stated that the investigation will look to determine whether Facebook has breached the Privacy Act.
According to the OAIC an ‘eligible data breach’, which triggers notification obligations, is a data breach that is likely to result in serious harm to any of the individuals to whom the information relates.
New laws require companies that experience any significant data breach to notify The Office of The Australian Information Commissioner and impacted clients.
A report on the data breach of cheating website Ashley Madison has today been released by the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), Daniel Therrien. The joint investigation of the website follows a data breach, which affected approximately 36 million Ashley Madison user accounts.