Medical Records Found Outside Brisbane Hospital

Medical Records Found Outside Brisbane Hospital

Secure Medical Documents Found Outside Brisbane Hospital In scary scenes for patients of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), a staff member found abandoned files containing sensitive patient data on a road near the hospital. Such a case raises some serious...
Canva Data Security Breach

Canva Data Security Breach

What would you do if your data ended up in the wrong hands? This was the frightening reality faced by almost 140 million users of Australian online design platform Canva in a recent data security breach on May 24th. This information breach saw the data of these users...
Changes to Data Breach Policies – Are You Prepared?

Changes to Data Breach Policies – Are You Prepared?

Between 2015 and 2016, more than one hundred data breach notifications were submitted to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, with many more believed to have gone unreported. For this reason, it is no wonder the government has decided to introduce...

Privacy Complaints Down

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its Annual Report for 2014–15 showing privacy complaints down despite consumer attentiveness to privacy increasing. In 2014–15 the OAIC: handled 14,640 phone enquiries answered 3409 written...

TeleChoice makes a binding commitment after breach

Earlier in the year Australian media covered a story of personal information scattered in Victorian bushland. 6 months later Telechoice admitted that it had not complied with their obligation to take reasonable steps towards securing and destroying personal...

A Data Breach involving Employee Data

“Organisations need to recognise that an employee data breach carries legal risk similar to the breach of customer data. If an organisation’s response to a data breach is handled incorrectly, employees could file a class action lawsuit.” Whilst tailored to the...

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