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Global Survey Reveals Impact of Data Breaches on Customer Loyalty

By Anina Steele, DigitalJournal.com 65 percent of adult consumers unlikely to do business again with companies after financial data breach Data breaches have a significant impact on whether a customer will interact with an organization again, according to new research from SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in data protection solutions. The global research surveyed over

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Aussie blue-chips come clean on data offshoring

Source itnews Analysis: Who sends stuff where? Australia’s big four banks, airlines, telcos and retail giants have been forced to disclose how and where they offshore data in order to satisfy new privacy rules that came into effect overnight. A survey by iTnews of the revised privacy policies of some of Australia’s blue-chip companies reveals

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Privacy laws ‘present major challenge’ for insurers

Source insuranceNEWS.com.au Complying with the Privacy Act is one of the biggest challenges facing the insurance industry this year, HR and compliance consultancy Gold Seal says. Areas of concern include what information companies hold, where is it kept, who has access to it and who it is given to, MD Sheila Baker told insuranceNEWS.com.au. “We

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Hacked companies off the hook under new privacy laws

By Paris Cowan – itNEWS Commissioner releases final guidelines. The Office of the Australian Information Commission (OAIC) has confirmed it won’t hold organisations accountable for the exposure of personal information when accessed via a cyber attack, as long as the Office is satisfied with the level of security in place within the targeted systems. New

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Top 4 data privacy tips

By Hamish Barwick, @HamishBarwick – Computerworld There is less than a month to go before the Australian Privacy Act amendments come into effect on 12 March with serious fines for companies and individuals who breach the Act. Under the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim will be able to

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Australia: Are you ready for a data request deluge?

By Mark Vincent and Brett Winterford – Mondaq For the past three days I’ve opined as to the reasons why Australian organisations are unlikely to be prepared for the updated Privacy Act come March 12, with emphasis on what constitutes personal data and the impact of the amended Act on cloud computing and big data.

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AAPT failed to protect customer data, Privacy Commissioner finds

By Hamish Barwick @HamishBarwick An investigation by Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has found that AAPT breached the Privacy Act by failing to protect customer data from unauthorised access. The internet service provider also breached the Act by not destroying customer information that was no longer used. In July 2012, AAPT customer data held on

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Australians concerned about customer-data driven business models: study

By Harrison Polites Australians are deeply concerned about how companies use their personal data, with a new study revealing that consumers are uneasy about business models that traffic off customer information. A survey of 1000 Australians commissioned by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner found that 78 per cent of respondents were uncomfortable with

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