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Provision Could Label Data Transfers as Breaches


August 1, 2013

GovInfoSecurity reports on a provision in Australia’s proposed data breach notification legislation that “could deem the unauthorised transfer of data from Australia to another country a breach.” In an interview, Françoise Gilbert, CIPP/US, notes, “Europe has been the most adamant at trying to curb the exodus of information outside of Europe without the proper measures…Australia is sort of following this trend and becoming much more serious about the cross-border data transfers.” The proposed law also calls for a requirement for organisations to notify stakeholders in the event of a breach.
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