iStart reports that both Australia and New Zealand are ramping up efforts to increase data privacy with new or improved regulations and standards. Both countries were rated among the best at addressing data privacy, according to the recently published "Digital Quality of Life 2019" report, but improvements are still coming. Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk indicated last week that an AU $25 million boost in federal funding will go toward a plan "to increase public trust and confidence in the protection of personal information and access to government-held information." In New Zealand, a new privacy bill is expected before the end of year and will feature heightened data breach requirements for companies.
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