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Australia plans to change privacy laws after Optus data breach

Australia plans to change privacy laws after Optus data breach

Australia is set to change its privacy laws, so telcos can better work with financial services institutions and government agencies to mitigate the impact of a data breach on customers. Proposed changes to the country’s Telecommunications Regulation Act 2021 will allow the temporary sharing of certain personal data to facilitate these efforts. The Federal Government …

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The EU bill holds AI developers accountable.  Australian government reacts to Optus breach.  US senator calls for more information on data breaches.

The EU bill holds AI developers accountable. Australian government reacts to Optus breach. US senator calls for more information on data breaches.

In one look. A new EU bill holds AI developers accountable. Australian government reacts to Optus breach. A US senator calls on the federal government to share more information about data breaches. A new EU bill holds AI developers accountable. Last week, the European Commission proposed the AI ‚Äč‚ÄčLiability Directive, a new bill aimed at …

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Optus reveals extent of data breach, but remains silent on how it happened

Optus reveals extent of data breach, but remains silent on how it happened

Optus says its recent data breach affected 1.2 million customers with at least one form of valid and up-to-date identification number. The Australian mobile operator also called on Deloitte to conduct an investigation into the cybersecurity incident, including how it happened and how it could have been avoided. Optus said in a statement Monday that …

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Australian government wants Optus to pay for data breach

Australian government wants Optus to pay for data breach

Australia’s current administration is calling for tougher privacy laws, following last week’s cybersecurity breach that compromised the personal data of 9.8 million Optus customers. Describing the cyberattack as “not a technological challenge”, the government says the breach should never have happened and Optus should pay to rectify the situation. When customers give companies their personal …

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