Australia Weighs Need For Mandatory Data Breach Reporting

Law360, New York (October 17, 2012, 9:17 PM EDT) -- The Australian government on Wednesday called for public input on whether the country should enact a mandatory data breach notification law similar to the ones currently being considered in the U.S. and the European Union, a move backed by Australia's privacy commissioner.

In conjunction with the release of a discussion paper that explored how legislation could strengthen the country's current data protection regime and minimize damages when breaches occur, the government requested the public's views on whether the introduction of a mandatory data breach notification requirement...
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