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Optus hack must prompt crackdown on data hoarding, experts say

The days of companies treating personal data as a lucrative asset are over, and the federal government must take immediate steps to overhaul Australia’s privacy laws after the Optus hack, experts said.

Privacy advocate James Clark, executive director at Digital Rights Watch, said governments must crack down on an insidious culture of personal data hoarding that has been normalised by corporate Australia.

  • George Hyde

“We’ve got to act in light of this breach,” he told The New Daily.

“This is a much broader problem than just Optus.”

The comments come as the true extent of a massive hack of personal data at Optus last week become…

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