Daily Dashboard

Expert: Australia Needs Stronger Laws

DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIA & EU

February 10, 2012

In an interview with ZDNet Australia, the Council of Europe Head of Data Protection and Cybercrime Division Alexander Seger said that without stronger data privacy laws, Australia may miss opportunities to provide services to European citizens. While this data can be processed in any country, Seger says, "it makes it very difficult if that country does not have data protection standards in place," adding, "It would actually be illegal..." While Australia has taken the lead in providing offshore forensic services, Seger says it could be more proactive in data protection.
Full Story