Legal Issues Relating to the Notification of Australian Data Breaches

Burdon, Mark, Lane, William B., & von Nessen, Paul (2009) Legal Issues Relating to the Notification of Australian Data Breaches. In Kierkegaard, Sylvia M. (Ed.) Legal Discourse in Cyberlaw and Trade, International Association of IT Lawyers, Sliema, Malta, pp. 65-83.

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Advances in information and communications technologies during the last two decades have allowed organisations to capture and utilise data on a vast scale, thus heightening the importance of adequate measures for protecting unauthorised disclosure of personal information. In this respect, data breach notification has emerged as an issue of increasing importance throughout the world. It has been the subject of law reform in the United States and in other international jurisdictions. Following the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of privacy, data breach notification will soon be addressed in Australia. This article provides a review of US and Australian legal initiatives regarding the notification of data breaches. The authors highlight areas of concern based on the extant US literature that require specific consideration in Australia regarding the development of an Australian legal framework for the notification of data breaches.

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ID Code: 28500
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Data Breach Notification, Privacy Law, Identity Theft
ISBN: 8799138573
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2009 23:26
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:59

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