Having been on the drawing board since 2008, It is entirely possible that at some stage in the next two years, Australia may get its own version of a data breach notification law.  But, assuming a law similar to the draft legislation issued for consultation in December 2015 is passed, will it make any real difference?  This article argues that, for a number of reasons, the introduction of the proposed data breach notification law in Australia is unlikely to have any real impact on either the risk of harm to Australians or the security practices of the organisations affected by the law.



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