Business and Organisations may now have requirements under the NDB laws

From February 22nd 2018, the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme applies to organisations and agencies regulated by the Privacy Act 1988

This will include businesses and not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of $3 million or more, credit reporting agencies and health service providers

State government organisations, local councils and businesses with a turnover less than $3 million a year will not be considered eligible and won’t be obligated to the new law.


What is an eligible data breach?
If there is unauthorised access to, unauthorised disclosure of, or loss of, personal information held by an entity

The access, disclosure or loss is likely to result in serious harm to any of the individuals to whom the information relates.

Individuals will have to be notified if:
The entity reasonable grounds to believe that an eligible data breach has happened

It is directed to do so by the Commissioner

Apple iPhone‘black dot of death’ will totally crash your iMessages

APPLE iOS mobile device users are being warned about a new “black dot of death” bug that could totally crash your iMessages.

The “black dot of death” in quite similar way to the WhatsApp bug and overloads the phone by creating thousands of pieces of unicode text.

Adding to the danger is that there currently does not appear to be an easy way of deleting the message once you’ve received it.

When the message is opened, the screen of the device will go blank — and will remain blank and render the phone inopperable until Apple solves the issue.

There is no point to restarting your phone as that will only reload the text and crash the device.