On 22 February 2018, the Privacy Act will be amended requiring early childhood education and care providers to take certain steps if any personal or sensitive information they hold about families and/or children, is improperly accessed, disclosed or lost, attracting fines up to $1.8 Million.

Services will be required under the amendments to proactively protect the personal and health related data they hold and report qualifying breaches to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

View the upcoming changes  HERE