Survey: Businesses Unclear on Data Destruction
DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIAMay 4, 2012
A survey by the National Association for Information Destruction revealed that three in 10 organisations are not aware of their responsibilities related to the destruction and disposal of personal information, reports The Age. Slightly more than half of the 400 respondents said they have a formal policy for document destruction and security. Acting Victorian Privacy Commissioner Anthony Bendall voiced concern that so many businesses were unaware of their duties under privacy laws. "Part of our struggle is making sure that people understand that the privacy legislation deals with the whole information cycle. Not just use and disclosure, but collection right through to destruction," said Bendall.