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Medibank’s woes worsen as fifth data breach class action filed
Class Actions 2023-06-29 3:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Medibank is now facing five class actions over last October’s cyber attack that left exposed the personal data of 9.7 million customers, this one by […]

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Medibank’s capital requirement lifted to $250M after data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-06-27 2:53 pm By Gareth Baker

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has raised Medibank’s capital adequacy requirement by $250 million, following last year’s cyber attack against the private health insurer, which […]

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Privacy minister ‘deeply concerned’ about HWL Ebsworth data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-06-23 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Albanese government has appointed Australia’s first cybersecurity coordinator in the wake of a string cyberattacks against large firms, including one against law firm HWL […]

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Legal industry one of the most vulnerable to ransomware attacks: report
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-06-23 11:07 pm By Sam Matthews

The legal industry is one of the most vulnerable to attack by ransomware, with over 200 attacks worldwide in three years, according to a recent […]

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NAB among clients affected by HWL Ebsworth cyberattack
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-06-19 11:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

National Australia Bank has been revealed as one of HWL Ebsworth’s clients whose information was compromised when the law firm was hacked by a Russian-linked […]

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HWL Ebsworth gets court ban against hackers, as firm reveals cost of breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-06-14 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has issued an injunction against the Russian-linked hacking group that accessed troves of data from HWL Ebsworth, including client information, as the law […]

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CBA hit with $3.55M penalty for ‘alarming’ spam breaches
CBA 2023-06-07 4:58 pm By Gareth Baker

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has copped a record $3.55 million penalty for breaching spam laws after it sent more than 65 million emails without an […]

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Greenwashing, ESG next target for class action firms, says Clayton Utz partner
Class Actions 2023-05-24 11:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Class action firms and funders will set their sights on claims related to environmental, social and governance investing, says Clayton Utz’s new litigation partner Matthew […]

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Nine’s A Current Affair broke privacy rules in airing neighbour dispute, ACMA finds
Media 2023-05-18 11:36 pm By Gareth Baker

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has found Channel Nine breached privacy rules in a story on A Current Affair about a violent dispute between […]

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Are the courts really plagued by duplicative class actions?
Analysis 2023-05-15 12:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A fed-up judge has vented his frustration with the problem of competing class actions in a move that appears to punish the second filed case […]

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