The Senate backed a motion to strengthen the Australian Privacy Law to be more like the European Union recently introduced law (ie: GDPR). Interestingly, this same motion was knocked back in the Senate a few months earlier.
What has occurred in the meantime ? FaceBook – Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
More and more breaches are and will be reported putting pressure on governments all over the world to have stricter privacy laws in place to protect personal information.
South Korea, Japan and Brazil are already moving down this path. More will follow….including Australia.