In the year since the Notifiable Data Breach went into effect, 964 data breaches were reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, The Mandarin reports. That is a 712% increase in data breaches when compared to the previous reporting system used in 2017. Nearly 60% of breaches were due to malicious or criminal attacks, 35% were caused by human error, and the remaining reports were based on malfunctions. Most of the breaches occurred in the health care sector in which 55% of the reports were due to human error. According to NDB rules, the OAIC is not permitted to disclose which entities reported data breaches.
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