Data Breach Response Guide & Toolkit (Australia) 

 For a global version of this guide and toolkit, see Data Breach Response Guide & Toolkit (Global)


This publication provides in-depth guidance on and tools to assist organisations globally in developing a data breach response management framework (DBRM Framework) based on international and Australian standards for data breach incident response management. 

The guide provides detailed commentary, checklists, decision-making criteria and sample policies and forms to assist organisations to rapidly develop robust, comprehensive DBRM Frameworks, in a structured and methodical manner, that will enable them to prepare for and manage data breach incidents.

The resource includes samples of two core documents essential for establishing a DBRM Framework, namely:

  • Data Breach Management Policy – to establish a framework (eg policies, systems, controls and incident response team) for preparing for and managing data breach incidents; and
  • Data Breach Response Plan – to establish procedures for managing data breach incidents in a standardised manner and in accordance regulatory obligations.

The sample documents, which contain working examples of policies, forms, procedures and processes for a DBRM Framework, can be readily adapted to suit an organisation’s specific circumstances (eg existing operating systems, governance structures, staff hierarchies, policies and relevant applicable laws).

The guide shows how to link-in a DBRM Framework with existing data security frameworks and mandatory data breach notification requirements.

This product compliments, and can be purchased as a pack with, the Data Breach Notification Scheme Guide and Toolkit (which provides a guide to the legal requirements of the mandatory data breach notification scheme under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)). 


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     What constitutes a “data breach”?
     Statistics – Causes and costs of data breaches
     Key elements of a management framework
Data breach management policy
     Checklist and guidance
     Sample policy
Data breach response plan
     Checklist and guidance
     Sample plan




by Presidian Legal Publications

This publication is authored by Presidian Legal Publications’ data privacy law writers. Presidian is a leading publisher of data privacy law resources in Australia, with extensive experience in publishing authoritative and up-to-date data privacy products for lawyers, government and businesses, including a loose-leaf subscription service, books, training workshops and online compliance training courses. With many of Presidian's services being developed in conjunction with some of Australia's most respected legal experts, Presidian has earned the reputation of a trusted provider of high-quality legal information products to the legal and business communities.


$625 + GST


Multiple-copy discounts: 2 copies, 20%; 3 copies, 30%; 4+ copies, 40%
> 20% pack discount when ordered with Data Breach Notification Scheme Guide and Toolkit
> 15% discount for attendees of Data Breach Notification Scheme Training Workshop (enter/cite coupon code "DBPack")


Data Breach Response Guide and Toolkit only

1. Order online
Download & fax form to 08 8180 1880

Data Breach Response Guide and Toolkit + Data Breach Notification Scheme Guide and Toolkit (PACK) (incl 20% discount)

1. Order online
Download & fax form to 08 8180 1880 


Other data privacy products

> Data Breach Notification Scheme Guide & Toolkit
Data Breach Notification Scheme Training Workshop
Online Privacy Training 
Australian Privacy Law Handbook

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