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July 29 2014

Australian Data Laws to Mirror the UK, Germany: Fieldfisher

Data protection laws in Australia could soon mirror those in Germany and the UK, according to a new report by European law firm, Fieldfisher. This is significant because the legal regimes in the UK and Germany are quite severe with respect to companies and other organisations holding private data, and such changes would impact the way Australian businesses handle their data. Fieldfisher's white paper examined the legal and regulatory obligations to encrypt personal data in Europe, the U.S., and the Asia Pacific region. It argues that the laws in those regions give rise to a clear need to deploy encryption technologies to protect personal data.