By Cameron Abbott and Allison Wallace
As foreshadowed by the Attorney General’s Department last year, the Australian government is pushing ahead with its plan to introduce mandatory data breach notification laws, with Parliament today agreeing to a third reading of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016. You can find more about the proposed legislation here. We’ll keep you updated as the bill makes its way through parliament.
You may not have followed this but the America’s Major League Baseball (MLB) St Louis Cardinals had an employee who accessed the Astros’ system around 60 times over two years, gaining access with a password similar to that used by a Cardinals colleague who left the club to work for the Astros in 2011. (Also a little lesson there about password management one would think.)
Anyway Correa was last year fined nearly USD280,000, and sentenced to 46 months in Federal prison. Enough said. Read More