Last November, the OAIC said current data breach notification arrangements are insufficient. New legislation, the OAIC suggested, should be an amendment to the Privacy Act 1988.
In December, Australia's Parliament passed a bill that amended the Privacy Act, which included giving Pilgrim the power to seek civil penalties for serious data breaches. But the bill stopped short of mandating that organizations notify consumers of data leaks.
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