Fix your security, don’t cover up breaches: AU privacy commissioner

Stilgherrian reports:

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has issued a strong warning to companies that attempt to cover up data breaches, or have failed to take a proactive approach toward ensuring that personal data is kept secure.

Attempts to conceal a data breach “will not be looked well on by our office”, Pilgrim told the annual summit of the International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ (iappANZ) in Sydney on Monday.

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