Tech professionals have offered mixed reactions about the Australian data breach law which took effect a year ago today, pointing out that in general while it has no big downsides, the legislation has no great upsides either.
If human resources outfit PageUp People's chief executive and co-founder Karen Cariss is to be believed, then whoever it was that breached the company's networks and encountered a very tasty mass of data, left it completely untouched. If only all hackers were as benevolent!
Australia's data breach law takes effect on Thursday, making it mandatory for certain classes of organisations to report data breaches to the Information Commissioner and many have put out the welcome mat for the legislation.
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