Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place within the year after several aborted attempts, following the passage of legislation through the senate today. The Labor and Liberal parties today united to pass the government’s Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 into law. The passage came despite a last-ditch attempt by the Greens to make changes to …

Ministers aim for post-Brexit harmony on data protection

Ministers aim for post-Brexit harmony on data protection

The Government’s determination to keep UK data protection law in line with that of the EU after Brexit was outlined by the minister responsible today – but with few details of how it will be achieved. Matt Hancock (pictured), minister of state for digital and culture, told a House of Lords committee that he would bring forward legislation in the …

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Europe Is Struggling in Innovation And Digital Transformation

  In Brussels last month for the annual European Business Summit, I heard a lot of familiar complaints about the EU’s persistent failure to develop a digital economy to match that of the United States and Asia.  But with Europe’s industrial economy finally showing signs of recovery, regulators are now turning their attention back to the deferred information revolution — …