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Proposed Laws Face Delays for Revisions

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

November 8, 2012

The Australian reports on potential delays in new privacy laws. A spokeswoman for the Attorney-General says the government is “actively considering” changes to a bill that could see companies facing fines of up to $1.1 million for privacy breaches. "In particular, a number of recommendations would give additional power and rights to consumers,” the spokeswoman said. “For example, allowing corrections to be made to an individual's credit report if their financial difficulty occurred as a result of natural disasters, fraud or mail theft.” The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has been a proponent of the bill. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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