Australia finally gets data breach notification laws at third attempt

Chris Duckett reports:

At the third time of asking, Australia will have data breach notification laws.

The passage of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 through the Senate on Monday means Australians will in the near future begin to be alerted of their data being inappropriately accessed.

The legislation is restricted to incidents involving personal information, credit card information, credit eligibility, and tax file number information that would put individuals at “real risk of serious harm”.

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