INTERVIEW: David Weisbrot, Australian Law Reform Commission, on privacy law

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22 May 2008 » Risky Business Extra

In this interview, with Australian Law Reform Commission President David Weisbrot talks privacy law. The ALRC has been asked to recommend changes to existing privacy laws in Australia, and its report is due to be handed to the Attorney General next week.

It looks almost certain that Australia will get mandatory data breach disclosure laws similar to those introduced in the USA. But, as you'll hear, disclosure of data loss will only be mandatory if there's a serious risk the information will be misused. It's a different approach.