nav search
Data Center Software Security Transformation DevOps Business Personal Tech Science Emergent Tech Bootnotes BOFH

back to article
Australia finally passes mandatory data breach reporting legislation

Silver badge

Weasel words

if organisations choose not to, they don't have to report.

This sounds like organisations will likely only report if they think it is in their best interests i.e. someone else is going to spill the beans on the data breach or there is the scope to gain some more money (rip off customers even more) to be able to "seal" the breach...

Mandatory should mean mandatory. No "Self assessment" of the breach. No weaselling out.

3
0

Re: Weasel words

Apparently the government is redefining mandatory to mean optional.

1
0
Silver badge

Re: Weasel words

No, they mean "up to mandatory." This is the Internet after all.

2
0
Silver badge

Re: Weasel words

They should have used the phrase "mandatory consultation". Even the most Tasmanian of senators could abide by the official definition of consult.

0
0
Bronze badge

I was reading this with growing concern

Until I got to the bit with "Small Businesses Exempt" - fantastic, that's my ass covered = )

0
0

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

The Register - Independent news and views for the tech community. Part of Situation Publishing