Mar 262019
 
 March 26, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S.

Cameron Abbott of K&L Gates of writes:

In light of concerns over how personal data is being used by social media platforms and tech companies, the Commonwealth Government has proposed amendments to the Privacy Act in order to more harshly penalise companies for privacy breaches. The new regime, which aims to update Australia’s privacy laws in line with increased social media use, will see tougher penalties for all entities that are subject to the Privacy Act, not just the headline companies like Google and Facebook.

Read more on National Law Review.

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