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CEO Says Breach Notification Laws Coming

PRIVACY LAW—NEW ZEALAND

January 22, 2010

New Zealand businesses will soon face laws forcing them to disclose any loss of personal information to cyber-criminals. That's according to the CEO of a computer security company-- Enrique Salem--who told the New Zealand Herald, "they will happen, and they will--absolutely--be enforced." Salem said that laws currently being developed in Australia and New Zealand "will absolutely push the notion that if data is stolen, you'll have to say." He said his company is lobbying for provisions in the new laws to protect against unnecessary notifications in cases where it can be proven data was not compromised despite a breach.  
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