“Australia’s privacy and data protection laws are hard to explain and often poorly understood,” iappANZ Board Member Peter G. Leonard of Gilbert + Tobin writes for CIO. Ticking down through many “challenges” to comprehending Australia’s laws, Leonard writes, “At a time when privacy and information security is becoming a major area of concern for governments, businesses and consumers, it is unfortunate that Australia has created such a confusing thicket of regulation and quasi regulation.” Meanwhile, Queensland is conducting a review aimed at eliminating “unjustified” compliance burdens and barriers to data sharing in Australia’s “patchwork” of privacy and freedom of information laws.
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