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Medibank says allowing OAIC class action-style case could hurt public’s view of court
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-12-05 10:56 pm By Sam Matthews

Medibank has asked a judge to put the kibosh on class action-style proceedings filed with the OAIC, arguing findings inconsistent with those in a class […]

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Sensitive data of 223,000 people stolen in ACL data breach: OAIC
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-28 11:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

‘Serious and systemic’ failures in Australian Clinical Labs’ cyber framework left the pathology services provider vulnerable to a cyberattack that exposed the sensitive health data […]

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Optus appeals decision exposing Deloitte report to class action glare
Class Actions 2023-11-27 10:12 am By Christine Caulfield

Optus has lodged an appeal of a judgment that found the teleco could not claim legal professional privilege to shield from a class action a […]

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Albanese government to invest $600M in boosting cybersecurity
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-22 9:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s cybersecurity shield will get a $600 million boost, with the Albanese government promising to address the risks posed by smart devices, make it easier […]

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Wotton + Kearney grows cyber team with addition of former EY Law director
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-20 11:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Wotton + Kearney has become the latest firm to beef up its cybersecurity practice, luring special counsel Nick Martin from EY Law. Martin […]

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Optus may appeal judgment on Deloitte data breach report
Class Actions 2023-11-17 4:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Optus is considering an appeal of a judgment allowing a class action to access a report from Deloitte into last year’s major data breach, saying […]

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Optus still free to seek confidentiality over parts of Deloitte report in class action, court says
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-14 1:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a class action against Optus has said there is scope for the teleco to seek redactions of portions of a Deloitte report, […]

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As cybersecurity risks rise, Clayton Utz bolsters data governance team
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-14 11:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Warning that board directors need to “up the ante” in their company’s cyber preparedness, Clayton Utz has appointed a Big Four partner to lead the […]

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Optus’ claim of privilege over Deloitte report ‘not sustainable’, judge says
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-10 3:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Optus has lost its fight to keep a class action from accessing a report by Deloitte into last year’s major data breach, with a judge […]

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OAIC takes Australian Clinical Labs to court over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-03 3:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has brought civil penalty proceedings accusing pathology services provider Australian Clinical Labs of failing to take steps to […]

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