Australian Privacy Commissioner won’t be taking ‘softly, softly approach’ with privacy reforms

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has warned enterprises and government agencies that he won’t be taking a “softly, softly approach” to privacy investigations when his new powers come into effect on 12 March 2014.Under the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 which was passed by Parliament in November 2012, Pilgrim will be able to seek civil penalties of up to $340,000 for individuals or up to $1.7 million for companies in the case of a serious breach of privacy.
www.computerworld.com.au/article/532833/australian_privacy_commissioner_won_t_taking_softly_softly_approach_privacy_reforms/

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