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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Western Australia proposes framework to create privacy commissioner, CDO Related reading: Global News Roundup — Aug. 12–19, 2019

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The government of Western Australia has proposed a framework to govern the way the public sector manages citizens' information, ZDNet reports. Currently without privacy legislation, the framework contains plans for the government to add a privacy commissioner and chief data officer in an effort to better deal with complaints and resolutions related to improper use of personal information. "WA has the opportunity to learn from the legislative models and experiences of other jurisdictions that already have privacy and information sharing arrangements," government officials wrote in discussion paper on the proposal. "The absence of a clear, whole-of-government privacy framework has resulted in considerable complexity, inconsistency and inefficiency in how public sector agencies approach the management and use of information."
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