Australian data breach notification laws will not be passed in 2015: Brandis

Yes, let’s enact mandatory data retention laws without any companion protections or data breach notification requirements. Way to go, Australia!

Chris Duckett reports:

Despite the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence and Security recommending that Australia have data breach notification laws in place before the end of 2015, Australian Attorney-General George Brandis told the Senate on Tuesday that laws would not be passed this year.

Responding to questioning from Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Brandis corrected the record at the end of Senate question time to say data breach legislation would only be introduced to Parliament this year.

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