AU: Telcos and security agencies exempted from data breach rules in draft bill

Paul Farrell reports:

Australian law enforcement agencies and telcos that suffer certain types of data breaches are likely to be exempt from rules requiring them to notify the people affected, under a draft bill.

The federal government published on Thursday an exposure draft of mandatory data breach laws that would compel Australian companies – and in some circumstances overseas companies they pass data on to – to notify customers in the event their personal data has been exposed.

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