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Medibank to sue privacy commissioner over possible contempt
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-08-31 2:48 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has endorsed Medibank’s bid to sue the OAIC so the court can weigh in on the health insurer’s bid to halt the regulator’s […]

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Class action wants Deloitte report into Optus data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-08-09 1:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A class action against Optus over a cyberattack that left the data of up to 10 million customers exposed is seeking access to an independent […]

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Slater & Gordon cedes Medibank class action to Baker McKenzie
Class Actions 2023-08-01 10:11 pm By Sam Matthews

Slater and Gordon has agreed to consolidate its data breach class action against Medibank with one brought by Baker McKenzie, after the judge overseeing the […]

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Judge to order OAIC to court over holdups in Optus class action
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-08-01 10:58 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge overseeing a class action over the Optus data breach will order the Information Commissioner to appear in court to explain the “delay and […]

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Regulator’s files disclosed in HWL Ebsworth data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-07-18 9:32 pm By Sam Matthews

The Fair Work Ombudsman has revealed that its files were among those exposed in a cyberattack against law firm HWL Ebsworth. On Monday, the FWO […]

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Victorian government data dumped on dark web after HWL Ebsworth hack
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-07-14 2:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Data connected to HWL Ebsworth’s work for several Victorian government departments and agencies has been released on the dark web following a cyberattack against the […]

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Scathing report on Robodebt ‘disaster’ calls for legal action
Policy and Regulation 2023-07-07 11:56 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A damning report by a royal commission into the former federal government’s Robodebt scheme has recommended several individuals be referred for civil action or criminal […]

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Leaked HWL Ebsworth data includes ‘sensitive’ info, says cybersecurity czar
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-07-06 12:02 pm By Sam Matthews

Data exposed by a cyberattack against law firm HWL Ebsworth included “sensitive personal and government information,” according to Australia’s newly appointed National Cyber Security Coordinator. […]

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In class action defence, Optus says data breach victims not entitled to damages
Class Actions 2023-07-03 5:07 pm By Sam Matthews

Optus has denied class action claims that customers suffered loss and damages for its alleged negligence in relation to last year’s massive data breach and […]

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Lawyers can lose focus on clients’ interests in competing class actions, court says
Class Actions 2023-06-30 5:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has cautioned two law firms running competing shareholder class actions over last October’s cyber attack on Medibank that they must keep their focus […]

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