Data breach penalties gain overwhelming support from Australian IT: survey

Chris Player reports:

Australian IT professionals are overwhelmingly supportive of penalties for company data breaches according to a new survey from security firm, Websense.

The survey of 100 Australian security professionals found that 98 per cent of respondents believed that the law should address serious data breaches that expose consumers’ data loss.

Of those, 59 per cent said fines were an appropriate way to enforce the law, while 65 per cent believed mandatory disclosure legislation should be implemented in Australia.

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