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Kmart hit with $1.3M penalty for spam violations
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-02 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The communications regulator has slapped Kmart Australia with a $1.3 million penalty for sending more than 200,000 marketing emails to customers who had previously unsubscribed […]

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Healthcare industry more vulnerable to cyberattacks, says Wotton + Kearney partner
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-10-23 6:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The digitisation of healthcare has left the industry particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks, and protecting consumers from breaches is one of the biggest challenges facing the […]

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ACMA says Vonage, Twilio breached anti-scam rules
Telecommunications 2023-10-18 9:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has called out telcos Vonage and Twilio for failing to comply with rules for combatting scam text messages. An […]

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Government recommends overhaul of privacy laws
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-09-28 10:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Albanese government has recommended an overhaul of Australia’s privacy laws that would give individuals a private right to sue for privacy violations, create a […]

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Latitude customer seeks to join tech giants to $1M suit over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-09-27 10:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A customer of non-bank lender Latitude Financial has filed a bid to join tech giants DXC Technology and Crowdstrike to her lawsuit claiming over $1 […]

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Compensation for Privacy Act breaches requires class members to prove loss: judge
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-09-18 4:35 pm By Sam Matthews

Victims of privacy breaches must demonstrate actual loss and damage to be eligible for compensation, according to a judge who has given asylum seekers who […]

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In-house counsel not prepared for cyber attacks: report
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-09-18 5:44 pm By Sam Matthews

In-house legal teams at Australian businesses “may be significantly under-prepared” to respond to cyber attacks, as they increasingly take the lead in responding to security […]

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Judge says Optus CEO’s statement on Deloitte report raises doubts about privilege claim
Class Actions 2023-09-14 11:39 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has questioned an argument by Optus that a report by Deloitte into a major data breach was protected by privilege, saying a press […]

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OAIC taken to court in battle to run Optus class action-style complaint
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-09-14 11:13 pm By Sam Matthews

The OAIC has been dragged to court by the law firm that filed a class action-style complaint over the massive Optus data breach, after the […]

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Law firms to team up in shareholder class action against Medibank
Securities 2023-09-06 11:44 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has approved a bid to consolidate two shareholder class actions against Medibank over a cyberattack that affected 10 million customers, finding that having […]

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