AU: Breach notification rules for new government data scheme, but no consent for sharing

Rohan Pearce reports:

New legislation that will enable data collected by public sector agencies to be more easily shared is expected to be accompanied by new rules for data breach notifications, a discussion paper released today by the government said.

The government in May 2018 said it would introduce a new data sharing and release framework as part of a package of reforms sparked by the Productivity Commission’s report on the availability and use of data.

Development of the proposed framework is inspired partly by the UK ‘Five Safes’ principles.

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