Aussie Watchdog Says Privacy Changes Carry Cyberliability

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 9:21 PM EDT) -- Australian privacy regulators last week rebutted recent reports that breach entities would be “off the hook” for the exposure of personal information under sweeping privacy law changes set to take effect Wednesday, warning that companies must still ensure that data is adequately secured.

The statement issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner — which houses the country's information commissioner, privacy commissioner and freedom of information commissioner —  comes in response to recent media reports that suggest that organizations that experience a data breach as...
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