Australia has started to observe a rise in the number of data breach class actions being investigated and filed, although there has not yet been a successful data breach class action there. A range of factors are at play which support the increasing prevalence of claims relating to data breaches, and conversely there are also issues which will likely pose obstacles for claimants bringing successful data breach class actions in Australia.
This Jones Day White Paper explores the potential for data breach claims to be commenced, and ultimately to succeed in Australia, in addition to recent developments and trends that will likely influence the prevalence and prospects of data breach class actions in Australia. It also discusses steps businesses might take in response to the increased risk of activity in the data breach class actions space in Australia.
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