Australia will finally get a mandatory data breach notification regime after a government bill was today passed by the Senate.
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Australia’s Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, and his Victorian counterpart, Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) David Watts, have both warned against any rush by the government to allow the use in lawsuits of data kept as part of the data retention regime.
Australia is a step closer to having a mandatory data breach notification regime, after a bill to create such a scheme today received bipartisan support in the House of Representatives.
The Attorney-General’s Department says it is still working on the latest edition of an annual report that gives the most in-depth public picture of the use of telecommunications interception powers by Australian law enforcement organisations.
Telstra has won a court case that could potentially have seen the telco forced to hand over significant amounts of data to individual customers when requested.
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