A new legal framework for identifying and reporting Australian Data Breaches

  • Von Nessen, Paul (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Lane, William (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • McCullagh, Adrian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Smedinghoff, Thomas (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Data breaches cost organisations millions of dollars each year and can affect millions of people. Yet Australian data breaches are not reported. This research aims to evaluate US data breach reporting frameworks to assess their impact and to examine how a similar reporting mechanism could be developed for Australia. The research is significant because it will generate knowledge that can be used to mitigate potential identity crime threats and enhance corporate reporting. The research outcome will be a framework of recommendations to assist policy makers with the implementation of an Australian data breach reporting mechanism.
Effective start/end date1/01/0831/12/10


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$38,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$27,477.00