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In New South Wales, section 316 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) provides that if a person has committed a serious indictable offence, and another person knows or believes that the offence has been committed and has information that might:

  • be of material assistance in securing the apprehension of the offender; or
  • the prosecution or conviction of the offender; and

  • fails without reasonable excuse to bring that information to the attention of a member of the Police Force or other appropriate authority

then that other person is liable to imprisonment for 2 years.

William Roberts Lawyers can provide Boards and Management with a clear and concise explanation as to their duties relating to Cybersecurity and their legal obligations in reporting matters to the Police Force or other appropriate authority.  It is expected that this approach will minimise claims against the members of the Board and Management.