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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Be aware of ID fraud risks

The Federal Attorney General also yesterday launched National Identity Fraud Awareness Week to increase awareness of identity theft.

The release says nothing about the Government's views regarding the introduction of a requirement to notify personal data security breaches which is seen to be an important element in seeking to limit identity fraud. The Federal Privacy Commissioner favours such a move, and Senator Stott Despoja has a Bill on this issue before the Senate.

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