Feb 272015
 February 27, 2015  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Laws, Non-U.S.

Allie Coyne reports:

The parliamentary committee tasked with investigating the Government’s data retention bill has put its support behind the long-mooted introduction of a mandatory data breach notification scheme.

The committee made the recommendation today in its report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 [pdf].

Australia’s Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has long pushed for the introduction of laws that would force companies to notify customers as well as his office if personal information had been compromised in a data breach.

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