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Australian businesses stop reporting ransomware attacks over exfiltration doubts

Australian businesses stop reporting ransomware attacks over exfiltration doubts

Not a loophole, just a bad read of the laws, says watchdog.
Aug 23 2021 10:52AM
OAIC launches investigation into Optus over White Pages data leak

OAIC launches investigation into Optus over White Pages data leak

After details of 50,000 customers published online.
Aug 6 2021 10:48AM
Uber found to have breached privacy of 1.2 million Aussies in 2016

Uber found to have breached privacy of 1.2 million Aussies in 2016

Privacy watchdog releases findings of investigation.
Jul 23 2021 2:02PM
OAIC asks govt to require de-identification in data sharing laws

OAIC asks govt to require de-identification in data sharing laws

Greater privacy protections needed.
Mar 24 2021 6:34AM
OAIC finds 'multiple' Australian companies downplaying data breaches

OAIC finds 'multiple' Australian companies downplaying data breaches

Forces them to redo customer notifications.
Jan 28 2021 12:48PM
Home Affairs ordered to compensate asylum seekers over 2014 data breach

Home Affairs ordered to compensate asylum seekers over 2014 data breach

Almost 1300 individuals to receive payment.
Jan 27 2021 12:45PM
OAIC urges prep for 'big tech' entry into consumer data right

OAIC urges prep for 'big tech' entry into consumer data right

Big companies pose "significant privacy risks".
Dec 18 2020 6:55AM
Flight Centre hackathon behind 2017 breach, exposed 6918 customers' data

Flight Centre hackathon behind 2017 breach, exposed 6918 customers' data

Full post-mortem revealed for the first time.
Dec 7 2020 11:59AM
NSW driver's licence data breach victims still in the dark after three months

NSW driver's licence data breach victims still in the dark after three months

Still unknown commercial entity yet to notify.
Nov 30 2020 6:55AM
OAIC records highest ever number of monthly data breaches

OAIC records highest ever number of monthly data breaches

Since notification scheme began.
Jul 31 2020 1:19PM
Australian privacy watchdog launches investigation into Clearview AI

Australian privacy watchdog launches investigation into Clearview AI

Teams up with UK's information commissioner.
Jul 9 2020 5:38PM
Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Begins legal proceedings after two-year investigation.
Mar 9 2020 4:30PM
Valentine credit data crackdown delivers kiss of death for online fraud

Valentine credit data crackdown delivers kiss of death for online fraud

User-initiated bans bite from today.
Feb 14 2020 12:54PM
Privacy watchdog's Facebook probe ongoing after 18 months

Privacy watchdog's Facebook probe ongoing after 18 months

Yet to hand down findings.
Oct 21 2019 6:50AM
OAIC reduces frequency of data breach reporting

OAIC reduces frequency of data breach reporting

Despite steady stream of notifications.
Aug 28 2019 6:55AM
'Readily available' consumer spyware apps could violate raft of Aussie laws

'Readily available' consumer spyware apps could violate raft of Aussie laws

According to ACCAN, Deakin University report.
Aug 26 2019 6:36AM
Franking credits website blasted by Privacy Commissioner

Franking credits website blasted by Privacy Commissioner

Wilson Asset Management International cops court-enforceable undertaking.
Jul 2 2019 12:00PM
CBA to 'substantially' overhaul privacy under OAIC undertaking

CBA to 'substantially' overhaul privacy under OAIC undertaking

90 days to submit plans.
Jun 27 2019 11:48AM
Did Marriott bloat Australia’s official data breach numbers?

Did Marriott bloat Australia’s official data breach numbers?

New +10 million Aussie victims increment launched.
May 13 2019 3:43PM
Govt wants to punish data misuse with $10m-plus fines

Govt wants to punish data misuse with $10m-plus fines

Won’t introduce draft legislation until after election.
Mar 25 2019 12:07PM

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