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Opinion: Breach Notification “Would Bring Benefits”

DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIA

July 25, 2013

Proposed data breach notification legislation in Australia “would bring benefits to both business and the community,” according to Teresa Corbin, head of the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network. In an opinion-piece in The Sunday Morning Herald, Corbin blasts opponents of the proposed law for trying to dodge breach notification, noting that “it is individuals who are the victims of personal information breaches.” Corbin sayds the bill has been a long time coming--more than five years since a review of the nation’s privacy laws. The column comes in response to a column by Jodie Sangster, chief executive of the Australian Direct Marketing Association, calling the proposed data breach notification law a jobs-killer.
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