A new law (P.L. 110-53) implemented the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission that were not enacted in the prior Congress. Under the law, homeland security grants are to be allocated based on risk assessments undertaken by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mitigating factors such as a large commuting population or tourist attractions can also affect grant allocation.
Australia has enacted a new amendment that will broaden the definition of personal information and require more transparency from organizations on how that personal information is stored. The new law, The Privacy Regulation 2013, is part of the broader Privacy Amendment Act of 2012 and applies to companies with revenues of more than AUD 3 million that collect information, such as names, contact details, payment information, or other details related to a specific person, for any purpose.