Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus pledges privacy penalties up to $50m following string of data breaches

Sarah Basford Canales
October 21 2022 - 10:00pm
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus. Picture by Elesa Kurtz

Companies could be slapped with penalties of up to $50 million for failing to protect personal data as the federal government looks to rush through tough new privacy powers.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

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