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Commissioner Tells Police To Improve Data Security

PRIVACY LAW—VICTORIA

October 1, 2010

Australia's Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security has warned Victoria Police that any further delay in addressing concerns about safeguards for sharing personal data with third parties is "unacceptable," reports The Australian. Commissioner David Watts last week released a report on a memorandum of understanding reached between the police and company Aquasure. The memorandum, which included provisions on sharing police data with the company, "did not adequately take account of Victoria's human rights, information privacy and law enforcement data security laws and did not establish mechanisms necessary to support compliance with them," the report states. Watts has given the police 28 days to provide a proposed timeline for changes.  
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