Jan 142010
 
 January 14, 2010  Breaches, Laws, Non-U.S.

Christina Zhou reports:

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has renewed its call for fines for failing to notify the privacy commissioner of data breaches after the UK introduced penalties of up to half a million pounds.

The ALRC initially made the call in its report: For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice released in 2008.

Authorities in the UK recently amended the Data Protection Act to allow the Information Commissioner to issue fines for data breaches of up to £500,000.

Read more in Computerworld (AU)

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