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Australian Information Commissioner commences proceedings following data breach

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Legal update, Australian Information Commissioner commences civil penalty proceedings against Australian Clinical Labs following data breach from cyber attack provides a brief overview of proceedings filed against Australian Clinical Labs (ACL) that allege ACL's privacy practices in connection with a data breach in 2022 amounted to a serious interference with the privacy of individuals in breach of section 13G of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). 

Louise Sinclair
By Louise Sinclair
Senior Lawyer Writer (Data protection and privacy), Practical Law

Louise joined Practical Law after more than 15 years in legal practice working in commercial law and health law for both the government and in private practice, including at top tier law firm, Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst).  Louise is a subject matter expert on data protection and privacy laws and is a current member of the Law Society of NSW's Privacy and Data Law Committee. Louise's expertise also includes advising across all areas of commercial and business law especially in the context of the provision of medical and health services including advising on major projects, information technology and outsourcing.

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