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‘Plagued with competing class actions’: Judge stays latecomer Medibank case for now
Class Actions 2023-05-12 1:26 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge aggrieved by the “plague” of competing class actions in the courts has temporarily stayed a second data breach class action against Medibank, and […]

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OAIC to investigate group proceeding against Medibank
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-05-12 9:45 am By Christine Caulfield

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will proceed with an investigation of a class action-style complaint brought by Maurice Blackburn over Medibank’s data breach. […]

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Facial recognition platform Clearview broke privacy laws by scraping images, AAT says
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-05-10 2:35 pm By Sam Matthews

US facial recognition company Clearview breached Australian privacy laws by trawling the web for photos of Australians for use by law enforcement agencies, the Administrative […]

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Landmark joint investigation to probe Latitude data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-05-10 3:50 pm By Sam Matthews

Australian and New Zealand authorities have launched a joint investigation into the personal data handling practices of the Latitude group of companies, in the wake […]

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TechnologyOne halts trading after cyberattack
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-05-10 4:21 pm By Sam Matthews

One of the country’s largest software companies has entered a trading halt after detecting unauthorised third-party access to its internal IT system. In a market […]

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Data privacy enforcement gets $45.2M boost in Albanese budget
Policy and Regulation 2023-05-09 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Enforcement of Australia’s privacy laws, including funding for the privacy commissioner to litigate companies for major privacy and data breaches, received a $45.2 million investment […]

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‘Well behind where they ought to be’: Recent data breaches a wake up call for law firms
Analysis 2023-05-08 11:46 pm By Sam Matthews

With legal practices shaping up as a ripe target for cyberattacks, experts say many firms have a long way to go in implementing best practice […]

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Class actions pile up over Medibank data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-05-05 6:45 am By Christine Caulfield

Private health insurer Medibank has been served with a second class action over a data breach exposing the personal details of 10 million customers. The […]

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Medibank defence says data breach class action ‘hopeless’
Class Actions 2023-05-03 3:36 pm By Sam Matthews

Private health insurer Medibank has hit back at a class action over a data breach that affected close to 10 million customers, describing the claims […]

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HWL Ebsworth may have fallen victim to cyberattack
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-05-01 2:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Hacking group ALPHV claims it has stolen a large amount of data from law firm HWL Ebsworth, including employee and client information. The group says […]

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