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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | NSW restarts efforts toward data breach law Related reading: Legal analysis of Iowa's new privacy law


ITnews reports the New South Wales opposition party is beginning its second try at crafting a data breach law. A bill has been reintroduced that would require government agencies from the Australian state to report data breaches while also establishing the data breach notification scheme. The new bill would also allow the NSW privacy commissioner to obtain information from agencies if there was a justifiable belief that the agency caused or contributed to a serious breach. “That opposition at the time was unpersuasive and the effluxion of time has made the case for the bill even stronger,” NSW Shadow Attorney General Paul Lynch said while introducing the bill last week, adding that the bill would amend the state’s Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act “in a small but significant way that is entirely unobjectionable albeit now quite topical.”
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