A study by the University of Canberra and eBay Australia found that 85 percent of Australians are in favor of mandatory data breach notifications, reports COMPUTERWORLD. Given recent significant breaches, Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim says he's not surprised by that finding. The study, which surveyed 700 Australians about how privacy perceptions affect their actions online, comes on the heels of the OAIC's revised voluntary breach notification guidelines. "I encourage businesses to look at our guide, which not only outlines how to respond to a breach but also how to avoid a breach in the first place by focusing on the security of their systems," said Pilgrim.
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