Privacy watchdog sues Medibank over 2022 hack

Denham Sadler
Senior Reporter

The Australian privacy watchdog is taking Medibank to court over the insurer’s 2022 data breach, alleging the company did not adequately protect the data of its customers before the hack, which impacted nearly 10 million people.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) on Wednesday said it has filed civil penalty proceedings in Federal Court against Medibank, 18 months after it launched its investigation into Australia’s largest private health insurer.

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