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Report: Many Businesses Not Ready for Law Reforms

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

October 17, 2013

A research report from cybersecurity firm Clearswift has found that more than one third of Australia’s businesses are not prepared for amendments to the Privacy Act that go into effect in March, IT Wire reports. The report, entitled “The Enemy Within,” also found that 24 per cent of organisations surveyed “have suffered some form of data security incident in the past 12 months.” Clearswift ANZ Regional Director Michael Toms said he is “surprised by not only the number of organisations unprepared for the significant impact these legislative changes will have on their business but that many businesses aren’t even aware that the changes exist.”
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