Stakeholder perspectives regarding the mandatory notification of Australian data breaches

Lane, Bill, Burdon, Mark, Miller, Evonne, & von Nessen, Paul (2010) Stakeholder perspectives regarding the mandatory notification of Australian data breaches. Media and Arts Law Review, 15(2), pp. 149-168.

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The advent of data breach notification laws in the United States (US) has unearthed a significant problem involving the mismanagement of personal information by a range of public and private sector organisations. At present, there is currently no statutory obligation under Australian law requiring public or private sector organisations to report a data breach of personal information to law enforcement agencies or affected persons. However, following a comprehensive review of Australian privacy law, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has recommended the introduction of a mandatory data breach notification scheme. The issue of data breach notification has ignited fierce debate amongst stakeholders, especially larger private sector entities. The purpose of this article is to document the perspectives of key industry and government representatives to identify their standpoints regarding an appropriate regulatory approach to data breach notification in Australia.

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ID Code: 37694
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Data breach notification, Information privacy law, Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)
ISSN: 1325-1570
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 LexisNexis
Deposited On: 05 Oct 2010 01:21
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:22

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