Topic: Are data breaches really just a privacy problem?

Presenter: Dr Mark Burdon - Lecturer, TC Beirne School of Law

Data breaches, such as hacking incidents, are situations in which personal information is acquired by a third party without authorisation. Mandatory data breach notification laws are a key legislative response to the growing problem of data breaches. These laws require organisations that have suffered a data breach involving personal information to notify those persons that may be affected. The laws originated in the state-based legislatures of the United States and have subsequently garnered worldwide legislative interest. This seminar critically examines the assumption that data breaches are an information privacy law problem and can thus be effectively addressed within existing legal frameworks.

All welcome, please register by emailing Beth Williams.

Contact: Beth Williams, ph: 334 69350, email:

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