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In high-stakes breach case, OAIC says Medibank failed to implement ‘basic’ security controls
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-06-19 11:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Medibank failed to put in place baseline security measures, including multi-factor authentication, to safeguard sensitive information from a hacker in 2022, who stole an IT […]

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Judge mulls joint trial of ACMA case, class action against Optus
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-06-14 3:35 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge overseeing several cases against Optus over a September 2022 data breach has raised the possibility of hearing a class action against the telco […]

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OAIC takes Medibank to court over 2022 data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-06-05 9:29 am By Christine Caulfield

After an 18-month investigation, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has lodged civil penalty proceedings against Medibank over its October 2022 data breach, accusing […]

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Latitude defeats customer’s $1M lawsuit over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-06-04 11:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has thrown out a self-represented customer‚Äôs lawsuit against non-bank lender Latitude Financial after he defaulted on court orders and refused to join tech […]

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Medibank can’t ‘have it both ways’ with Deloitte report, class action says
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-06-03 11:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action has argued Medibank cannot claim legal professional privilege over three Deloitte reports after disclosing them to reassure the market and customers after […]

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X could have done more to shield users, including kids, from stabbing videos, court told
Social Media 2024-05-28 11:33 pm By Sam Matthews

The e-Safety Commissioner has expanded its case seeking to have X Corp remove posts that depict a stabbing of a bishop at a Sydney church, […]

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Medical cannabis distributor wins injunction after suspected hack
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-05-28 2:56 pm By Sam Matthews

Medicinal cannabis company Vitura Health has won its bid for orders restricting the access of a software partner to its IT systems after an alleged […]

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Optus loses second bid to shield Deloitte report from class action
Class Actions 2024-05-27 11:23 am By Sam Matthews

Optus has lost its appeal of a decision that found the telco could not claim legal professional privilege over a Deloitte report into a major […]

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Medibank board engaged KWM, Deloitte for review after class action rumours, court told
Class Actions 2024-05-23 11:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The chair of the Medibank board has given evidence that he engaged King & Wood Mallesons to commission expert reviews in the wake of a […]

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Optus taken to court by ACMA over massive data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-05-22 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has brought proceedings against Optus over a September 2022 data breach that comprised the data of up to 10 […]

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