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Who’s legally responsible if your details are leaked online?

Our personal details are increasingly finding their way online. For example, the push to paperless billing has forced customers to sign up to various sites, lest they be charged extra fees.

Enter My Health Record, the most recent data storage system raising concerns, partly because it’s stated in the (rather lengthy) privacy policy that “there are risks from an online transmission and storage of our personal information in the system”.

Recently PageUp, one of the third party services companies like RAC and Coles use during the recruitment process, reported a possible data breach. Whilst the public were alerted to the leak, it raises the question of legal responsibility.

On Perth Tonight Chris asked the Director of HHG Legal, Murray Thornhill who’s legally responsible if you’re details are leaked or hacked online?

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