Data breaches: If a company has lost your personal info, they now have to tell you

Uber, Ashley Madison, Equifax: these brands are known for ride hailing, infidelity and credit scores respectively, but also for the exposure of customer information.

As of today, many businesses that operate in Australia are subject to the country’s new notifiable data breaches scheme.

Lose a hard drive? Give an unauthorised person patient files? In certain circumstances, companies will have to tell the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and any individual affected if personal data are lost, stolen or leaked.

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