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Underreported Breaches Mask Problem's Severity

DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIA

May 20, 2011

The number of breaches occurring at local organisations are underreported, masking the severity of the problem, The Australian reports. That's according to Queensland Police Superintendent Brian Hay, who said that the "continuous silence is suppressing the reality of the situation" and that "breaches are happening all the time, and yet, no one's told us about it; everything's being suppressed." Recent headlines about major companies' data breaches helped to expose the problem, Hay said, adding that "the gravity and extent of the problem will never be recognised if the matter isn't openly debated."
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