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Ransomware Payments Bill 2021 (No. 2)

2019-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Ransomware Payments Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Senator Keneally)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to require the reporting of ransomware payments to the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

4............ Meaning of attacker, ransomware attack and ransomware payment . 4

5............ Persons and connection with Australia............................................... 4

6............ Binding the Crown.............................................................................. 5

7............ Saving of certain State and Territory laws........................................... 5

Part 2—Notification of ransomware payments                                                    6

8............ Notification of ransomware payments................................................. 6

9............ Australian Cyber Security Centre may use information contained in notifications   7

Part 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                                          9

10.......... Civil Penalty Provisions...................................................................... 9

11.......... Treatment of partnerships.................................................................... 9

12.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 10

 



A Bill for an Act to require the reporting of ransomware payments to the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: