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Privacy Advocates Oppose Aussie Data Breach Laws 25

Posted by samzenpus
from the letting-them-know dept.
schliz writes "This week, Australia's Attorney-General released a discussion paper about introducing laws that would force companies to notify members of the public any time personal information about that customer falls into the wrong hands. California introduced similar mandatory data breach notification laws in 2003, but Australian privacy advocates are now opposing the move, saying it's a decade too late."
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Privacy Advocates Oppose Aussie Data Breach Laws

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  • by sumdumass (711423) on Friday October 19, 2012 @06:25AM (#41703259) Journal

    Generally, in theory at least, authorized data transfers wouldn't be using it to commit identity theft or fraud or other damaging acts. However, notifying customers of a data breach by unauthorized entities, could allow those customers to take steps to monitor their credit and or make the company liable if something damaging happens from it.

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