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Pilgrim Supports AG’s Paper, Wants Notification Law

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

October 18, 2012

Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim, in a media release, stated his support of Attorney-General Nicola Roxon’s paper discussing the possibility of a mandatory breach notification law, reports COMPUTERWORLD. “All organisations must embed a culture that values and respects privacy. I believe that mandatory data breach notification will go some way to achieving this,” Pilgrim said. Citing the business incentives of notification, Pilgrim also said that it can be essential in allowing people whose personal information has been compromised to “regain control of their identity.”
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