Data Breach Notification Scheme Training Workshop

(for online DBN Scheme privacy training courses, click here)
  (for DBN Scheme privacy training webinarsclick here)


** Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, 2021 workshops have been
postponed. New dates will be set once restrictions are lifted **


This workshop provides training on the requirements of the Data Breach Notification Scheme (DBN Scheme) under the Commonwealth Privacy Act.

The DBN Scheme requires organisations that suffer a serious data breach to notify the Commissioner and individuals of the incident. The requirements have a major impact on how organisations are required to manage incidents and the ramifications of breaches.

The course will equip participants with a detailed understanding of:

•  the DBN Scheme requirements;
•  governance mechanisms required to meet obligations;
•  how prompt remedial action can prevent notification requirements being triggered;
•  how to apply scheme requirements in real-life scenarios;

•  issues to address in supplier and client contracts.

Attendees receive a bound Participant Handbook which contains course materials and provides a DBN Scheme reference handbook for future use.

The workshop is preceded by a Privacy Training Workshop on the same day. The workshops can be undertaken separately or together as a package - see below. 

Course outline

      Entities, information and acts
      Employee records
      Remedial action
2-Scheme requirements
      Breach Assessment
      Review exemptions
3-Breach assessment
      Suspected breaches
      "Eligible data breach"
      "Serious harm"
4-Data breach statement
      Contents of statement
      Sample statement
      To Commissioner
      To individuals
6-Jointly-held information
      Special provisions
      Contractual measures

Who should attend?

Senior staff responsible for managing privacy, such as Privacy Officers, Chief Information Officers, privacy managers, records managers and risk managers


Jeremy Douglas-Stewart is a specialist privacy consultant and has been recognised as a leading privacy lawyer in Australia and corporate workshop presenter. Jeremy has extensive experience in advising businesses and government on privacy laws and data management practices, has published widely in the field of privacy (including as author of an Australian privacy law loose-leaf reporting service) and has over 15 years’ experience in delivering privacy training seminars. Jeremy was a member of the Privacy Commissioner's Consultative Group during the review of the Privacy Act in 2004/05 and of the Australian Law Reform Commission's Privacy Principles Roundtable in 2007.


Workshop format (PowerPoint presentation, case studies, group discussions and practical activities)

Cost -

Option 1
> DBN Scheme Training Workshop - $435 + GST

Option 2
> Privacy Training Workshop + DBN Scheme Training Workshop - $910 + GST
   (includes 22.5% discount on both workshops)

Group discounts - 2 persons - 5%; 3 persons - 7.5%; 4 + persons - 10%  

Not-For-Profit discount - 5% (in addition to other discounts). To obtain the discount when ordering online, select “Discount coupon” and enter “nfp” as the coupon code.

Materials only - If you cannot attend, workshop handbooks can be purchased separately. To order, click on the relevant option: so Option 1 Materials or Option 2 Materials

Workshop times

Time: 3.15 - 4.45 pm  (1.5 hrs)

Cities, venues, dates & times  



Date (2022)




Hotel Grand Chancellor Conference Centre, 23 Leichhardt St



 Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, 161 Elizabeth St



 Novotel Melbourne on Collins, 270 Collins St



Grand Chancellor Hotel Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Davey St



 Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1 Binara Street



 Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace



 Perth Convention Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd

Booking deadline: 7 days prior to date of workshop.

To request e-notification of 2022 workshop dates once they are released (post-COVID-19 restrictions), send us your email address through our contact us form with "Request notification: DBN Scheme Workshop" in the subject field.   



This product is sold subject to the Standard terms for seminars, workshops & webinars



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