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Draft Breach Notification Bill Being Circulated

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

May 2, 2013

SC Magazine reports on draft data breach notification legislation from the Australian government that is being circulated among a “small number of stakeholders.” Circulated by the Australia Attorney-General’s Department, the Exposure Draft Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013 “appears to take a conservative approach in its demand for data breaches to be reported, with only classifications of serious data breaches considered,” and the report states the legislation could come into force this July with an undisclosed grace period for compliance.
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