Data security obligations

A data security breach may result in a breach of various legal obligations, including:

  • contractual obligations;
  • a common law duty of care;
  • under the Privacy Act;
  • with respect to confidentiality and trade secrets; and
  • government requirements with respect to privacy, confidentiality, data security of government official information,

depending upon the relevant circumstances.

There are also legal requirements in relation to data retention and destruction.

See Data security obligations.