Nov 302012
 November 30, 2012  Posted by  Breaches, Laws, Non-U.S.

Jane Lee reports:

The Australian Privacy Commissioner will be able to issue million-dollar fines to government agencies and companies for serious and repeated privacy breaches under a new law.

The reforms, which Commonwealth Attorney-General Nicola Roxon has dubbed the most significant changes to privacy laws in more than 20 years, passed on Thursday and are expected to come into force in about 15 months.

Read more on The Sydney Morning Herald.


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