Australian Privacy Reform May Have Big Impact On US Cos.

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 4:37 PM EST) -- While recent news has focused on the EU data protection laws, the safe harbor regime and the Wikileaks and Edward Snowden incidents, another privacy law reform has occurred on the other side of the globe which could have a major impact on U.S. corporations.

On March 12, 2014, the new Australian privacy law amendments will come into effect. These changes to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 were passed by the Australian Parliament in November 2012 with a 17-month "preparation period" allowing businesses to adapt and comply...
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