Jul 272011
 July 27, 2011  Posted by  Breaches, Laws, Non-U.S.

There has been a growing recognition of – and demand for – mandatory breach notifications in the U.S., EU, and Australia. Asher Moses reports on the situation in Australia:

There has been a 27 per cent jump in the number of incidents of stolen or lost personal information reported to the Privacy Commissioner in the past year but inadequate laws mean thousands of incidents go unreported.

At a seminar held this morning by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, revealed his office had received 56 data breach notifications in the year to June 30 – up from 44 in the previous year.

However, Pilgrim warned that this only included responsible companies that voluntarily owned up to losing personal information as the government had failed to introduce mandatory data breach notification laws.

Read more on Sydney Morning Herald.

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