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Optus can access employee docs in fraud case
Telecommunications 2018-08-31 4:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telecommunications giant Optus has won court approval to access employee documents in order to pinpoint the location of a suspected fraudster who obtained over 3,400 […]

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NSW gets second chance in Opal card privacy case
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2018-08-24 8:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Transport for NSW can appeal a decision by the state’s Civil and Administrative Tribunal that found collection of passengers’ travel history data through the Opal […]

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OAIC says data breach notification scheme is working
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2018-08-01 11:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In the first full quarter following the implementation of its mandatory data breach reporting rules, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner received an average […]

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SEC probing Facebook disclosures over Cambridge Analytica data harvesting
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2018-07-13 1:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The US securities regulator is reportedly looking into Facebook’s disclosures to investors about the harvesting of user data by political research firm Cambridge Analytica, as […]

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IMF Bentham mulls privacy class action against Facebook
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2018-07-10 9:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

IMF Bentham is considering funding a privacy class action against Facebook for allowing political research firm Cambridge Analytica to harvest information from the Facebook accounts […]

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PageUp says consumer data likely accessed in system breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2018-06-12 10:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facing the threat of a class action, HR software company PageUp said Tuesday that customer information was likely compromised during a recent system breach. PageUp […]

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PageUp may face class action over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2018-06-08 11:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

HR software company PageUp may be the first company to face a data breach class action in Australia following a new mandatory data breach notification […]

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ACCC looking at Oracle info on Google data use
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2018-05-14 4:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC is considering a report by US-based Oracle into Google’s tracking of Australian Android phone users as part of the regulator’s broader inquiry into […]

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Government budgets $44.6M for consumer data rights
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2018-05-09 10:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Government has promised $44.6 million over the next four years to establish a National Consumer Data Right that will enable consumers and small […]

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Commonwealth Bank admits data breach of 20 million accounts
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2018-05-03 2:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has confirmed a breach of data affecting nearly 20 million accounts, but said Thursday there was no evidence that customers’ details […]

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