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BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT FINALLY ADOPTS LABOR POLICY BY ENACTING MANDATORY NOTIFICATION OF DATA BREACHES

BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT FINALLY ADOPTS LABOR POLICY BY ENACTING MANDATORY NOTIFICATION OF DATA BREACHES

Shadow Attorney General Paul Lynch and Shadow Minister for Better Public Services Sophie Cotsis has welcomed the Berejiklian Government’s adoption of Labor’s policy of setting mandatory requirements for all NSW Government departments, agencies and State Owned Corporations to notify people whose personal information has been compromised by cyberattacks or privacy breaches.

Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello resisted implementing mandatory notification despite a series of data breaches involving several NSW government departments and agencies which compromised private and sensitive information belonging to thousands of NSW citizens.

Shadow Attorney General Paul Lynch said: “Every time Labor has introduced legislation to enact these changes the Berejiklian Government has opposed it. There has been breach after breach compromising the private information of thousands of people and many of them still haven’t been notified.”

Shadow Minister for Better Public Services Sophie Cotsis said: “NSW Labor has been calling for the standards that apply to the private sector to be applied to the NSW Government for years.

“I am glad the Government has finally adopted our position on mandatory reporting, but this is shutting the door after the horse has bolted.”

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