Only 56 breach notifications in a year suggests “voluntary” doesn’t work well

Voluntary breach reporting doesn’t seem to be working too well in Australia.  Michael Lee of ZDNet in Australia, reporting on a new annual report by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, notes:

The OAIC also received, separately, 56 voluntary data breach notifications, representing a 21 per cent increase from the previous financial year.

Somehow I think there were a lot more than 56 data breaches in Australia last year.

Then again, Australia’s not the only country that doesn’t have a mandatory data breach notification law, is it?   We still don’t have one here, either.

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