Pilgrim: Companies Need To Protect Consumer Data
DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIAMay 2, 2011
Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is calling on companies to make sure their data protection efforts are "world standard." Citing the breach notification laws in 40 U.S. states, the commissioner said the Australian Law Reform Commission is recommending similar regulations, reports ABC Sydney. Pilgrim says that while the onus is on companies to protect information online, users can do more by setting privacy settings to the strongest level. For those who feel their privacy has been breached, the commissioner will hear complaints, but, the report states, the Law Reform Commission is also asking for an "explicit right to privacy" so people can bring lawsuits.