Oct 182012
 
 October 18, 2012  Non-U.S.

Roger Clarke, Principal of Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Visiting Professor in at UNSW and ANU, Chair of the Australian Privacy Foundation and a Director of the Internet Society of Australia has this commentary on IT News:

Dear Attorney-General, please get on with it, and submit a Bill to create a privacy right of action.

Added to that, we need criminal offences on the statute books for serious and/or repeated failures to implement security safeguards commensurate with the sensitivity of the data.

But all that mandatory data breach notification – raised in your Discussion Paper this week – does is expose the fact that organisations are culpably cavalier with sensitive data, and fail to implement well-understood security safeguards.

And, um, we know that already.

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