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In high-stakes breach case, OAIC says Medibank failed to implement ‘basic’ security controls
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-06-19 11:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Medibank failed to put in place baseline security measures, including multi-factor authentication, to safeguard sensitive information from a hacker in 2022, who stole an IT […]

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Judge mulls joint trial of ACMA case, class action against Optus
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-06-14 3:35 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge overseeing several cases against Optus over a September 2022 data breach has raised the possibility of hearing a class action against the telco […]

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Latitude defeats customer’s $1M lawsuit over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-06-04 11:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has thrown out a self-represented customer’s lawsuit against non-bank lender Latitude Financial after he defaulted on court orders and refused to join tech […]

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Optus taken to court by ACMA over massive data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-05-22 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has brought proceedings against Optus over a September 2022 data breach that comprised the data of up to 10 […]

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‘The system is broken’: OAIC dragging feet on Latitude data breach probe, class action firm says
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-05-13 11:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A law firm investigating a group proceeding against non-bank lender Latitude over a data breach last year has called on the information commissioner to give […]

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Veteran information regulator to take the reins at OAIC
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-05-09 11:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A veteran regulator with decades of government experience has been appointed to lead the Office of the Australian Information Commission amid a major overhaul of […]

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OAIC’s decision to refuse second Optus class action complaint quashed
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-03-04 10:11 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has quashed the OAIC’s decision to reject a second class action-style complaint filed over the massive Optus data breach, finding the Privacy Act […]

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‘A war on two fronts’: No relief in sight for companies battling multiple privacy class actions
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-02-28 11:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

More companies may find themselves in the position of Medibank — which recently failed to stay representative proceedings before the privacy regulator while a related […]

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Medibank can’t halt class action-style complaint to OAIC over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-02-22 2:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed a bid by Medibank to restrain the Office of Australian Information Commissioner from proceeding with a class action-style complaint on behalf […]

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HWL Ebsworth faces OAIC investigation over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-02-21 11:58 am By Sam Matthews

The Australian Information Commissioner has launched an investigation into the personal information handling practices of law firm HWL Ebsworth following a cyberattack that saw the […]

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