Boost privacy watchdog's powers after Optus, Medibank breaches, Attorney-General's Department report says

Sarah Basford Canales
Updated February 16 2023 - 10:42am, first published February 15 2023 - 9:30pm
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus. Picture by Elesa Kurtz

Australia's privacy watchdog should be given additional powers to better handle major data breaches, a department report to government has recommended.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

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