ACT NOW: Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says a two-tier data breach disclosure regime is coming next year but organisations should change their systems now

Yahoo’s security gaffe leads Privacy Commissioner to tell businesses not to wait for disclosure law change

Fri 30 Sep

It was of course appalling that hackers were able to break into Yahoo’s servers in 2014 and steal personal information from 500 million of its users – including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and, in some cases, unencrypted security questions and answers (which can be used to change a password without knowing it).

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards: two-tier mandatory data breach disclosure system on the way with Privacy Act update

Don't wait for mandatory data breach disclosure law: Privacy Commissioner

Fri 30 Sep

John Edwards on a two-tiered disclosure regime that will soon be a legal requirement. Plus: lessons from the latest Yahoo/Xtra Mail hack.

Presiding over Yahoo's decline and fall: CEO Marissa Mayer

Spark says customer data stolen in giant Yahoo hack

Fri 23 Sep 7

Final sting in the tail for Spark as Xtra Mail partner Yahoo admits huge data breach.

NBR Rich Lister Sam Morgan

Spark finally ditches Yahoo, moves Xtra mail to New Zealand company SMX

Tue 13 Sep 14

One final piece of pain awaits. UPDATE: Transition service falls over.

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer

Yahoo sold for knockdown price

Mon 25 Jul 10

More drama for Spark's web mail partner.

Departing Yahoo NZ general manager sales Louis Niven

Yahoo NZ boss leaves

Fri 11 Dec

Local outpost restructures as global parent rejects CEO's plans to spin off Alibaba.


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