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OAIC Pushes for Breach Notification, Others Voice Concerns

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

December 5, 2012

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and advocacy groups have submitted to the attorney general their support for mandatory data breach notification—a provision not included in last week’s amendments to Australia’s privacy law, reports CIO. Other groups, however, say that “notification fatigue” and the recent amendments to the law may mean a notification requirement is not the right course of action. "We suggest that the effectiveness and consequences (both intended and unintended) of those amendments should be experienced and properly considered before further amendments are made," said a Law Council of Australia spokeswoman.
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