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    Survey: Call for Mandatory Data Breach Notification Grows

    May 09, 2012
    A new study revealed that 85% of 700 Australians surveyed are in favor of mandatory data breach notifications. According to a May 2 Computerworld article, the University of Canberra and eBay surveyed 700 Australians about how privacy perceptions affect their actions online. Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim says he's not surprised by that finding and pointed out the Office of the Australian Information Commission's revised voluntary breach notification guidelines. "I encourage businesses to look at our guide, which not only outlines how to respond to a breach but also how to avoid a breach in the first place by focusing on the security of their systems," said Pilgrim.
    A new study revealed that 85% of 700 Australians surveyed are in favor of mandatory data breach notifications. According to a May 2 Computerworld article, the University of Canberra and eBay surveyed 700 Australians about how privacy perceptions affect their actions online. Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim says he's not surprised by that finding and pointed out the Office of the Australian Information Commission's revised voluntary breach notification guidelines. "I encourage businesses to look at our guide, which not only outlines how to respond to a breach but also how to avoid a breach in the first place by focusing on the security of their systems," said Pilgrim.

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