Privacy Commissioner calls for mandatory reporting of major data security breaches
The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Karen Curtis, has called for compulsory notification of major data security breaches by
In a submission by her Office to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC)
in response to its Discussion Paper 72: “Review of Australian Privacy
Law”, she proposes that reporting would need to be proportional to the severity of the
Australia's data breach stats prove nothing The IT security writer for ZDNet Australia has a bone to pick with the Federal Privacy Commissioner about the lack of information on breaches of security of personal information in the public and private sector in this article with the catchy title "Why I hate the Privacy Commissioner's office" He's got a point - as long as there is no obligation to report significant data breaches, or notify those who may be effected, we will remain in the dark about theft or misuse of personal information...
Privacy Commissioner tables annual PIPEDA report The Privacy Commissioner of Canada tabled her annual report to Parliament on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act for 2007 on June 3, 2008. The report is here: Annual Report to Parliament 2007 Report on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act - Privacy Commissioner of Canada...
Victims of Data Security Breaches Left High and Dry As the number of data security breaches continues to increase, and the number of persons who have their personal information exposed reach over 100 million, you would think these victims would have some remedy for the time and effort they have to go through to get their lives back in order...