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Hacker, Advocates Agree on Need for Breach Laws

DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIA

August 9, 2012

Most companies did not tell their customers when they lost their information until laws required them to do so, a former hacker-turned-security professional advises. The Sydney Morning Herald reports on Kevin Mitnick’s “grim warning for Australia” about the need for data breach notification laws, noting his position is “supported by two security experts and Electronic Frontiers Australia, who all believe that without laws forcing companies to disclose breaches in Australia, most will continue to go unreported.”
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