Departing privacy watchdog has unfinished business with the tech giants

Departing privacy watchdog has unfinished business with the tech giants
John Edwards' move to another jurisdiction will not end his battles. (Image: supplied)
Peter Griffin
It’s been a year since the introduction of the Privacy Act 2020, the first major overhaul of the legislation in 27 years and designed to make it fit for purpose for the digital age. By one small measure, it has made a difference. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner received a total of 697 privacy breach notifications between Dec 1 2020, when the Privacy Act 2020 came into force and Oct 31 2021.That was a four-fold increase from the previous year. The mandatory breach notification, which requires any organisation to report a seriou...

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