The Australian (Federal) Government’s consultation paper as to the Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015 notes the proposed “relatively higher notification threshold” is intended to “help avoid the risk of individuals experiencing ‘notification fatigue’ and will also help avoid unnecessary administrative costs for business”.

Australian privacy professionals are familiar with notification fatigue.  It is the sense of déjà vu we each experience as we turn the pages of yet another call for submissions as to mandatory data breach notification for Australia.