The Australian reports on “startling low awareness” among corporations and organisations about the impact of the country’s Privacy Act amendments. “Half of all organisations are not even aware of amendments to the Privacy Act that could see fines of about $1.7 million imposed when it comes into effect,” the report states. For those seeking guidance on the amendments, IT News has made the report “Understanding Australia's New Privacy Act” available through its website. With only 25 percent of organisations “doing something about” the Privacy Act amendments, Capgemini Australia’s Shane Lonergan tells The Australian, "It's across the board from tier-one to tier-two organisations ... they're major players (in the dark).” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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