The Boardroom Report
Volume 11 | Issue 11 | 12 June 2013
New laws make reporting of data breaches mandatory
New legislation looks set to be passed that will require organisations to report “serious” data breaches – for example, after a cyber attack – to the Privacy Commissioner.
Ahead of the changes, expected to start in March 2014, directors should be asking their organisations how they are preparing to comply with the new regime. Repeated offences could invoke significant financial penalties.
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In this issue
An international group of directors and chief risk officers has drawn up a guide to help organisations better govern risk by recruiting qualified risk directors to their boards and risk committees.
Boards are warned to prepare for new anti-bullying measures which give new powers to the Fair Work Commission and up the ante in terms of general WHS compliance.
How to assess whether your board has directors who trust each other, are committed, are comfortable with conflict, hold each other to account and are focused on results.
Directors have tended to regard marketing as a curious mix of art and science. Now a new paper details why it deserves a seat in the boardroom in a new customer-centric world.