Ie: Proposed Data Security Breach Code of Practise
Brian Honan, who has often contributed news leads and links to this site, blogs about the proposed breach notification law in Ireland:
As someone who has been campaigning for mandatory data breach disclosure laws in Ireland for a number of years I am pleased to see the proposed Data Security Breach Code of Practise from the office of the Data Protection Commissioner. I have long argued that organisations need to realise that the data they hold on staff and customers is not theirs but rather has been entrusted to them by those individuals. The purpose of breach notification should not be to punish the organisation that suffered a breach but rather to help the affected individuals take appropriate steps to protect themselves, especially nowadays with identity theft and financial fraud being so rife.
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