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My Health Records’ rewards outweigh its risks

My Health Records’ rewards outweigh its risks

"The greatest game-changer since penicillin"-- Crikey readers debate both sides of My Health Record.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

The Attorney General's Department can't keep your info safe, taxing props, the faltering Free Tommy movement.

How the government helped the Commonwealth keep its breach secret

How the government helped the Commonwealth keep its breach secret

The Commonwealth Bank would have been forced to disclose its mammoth data breach if the government had fulfilled its promise of requiring companies to report breaches. But instead the government took three years to do it.

Crikey Worm: Labor calls for compensation for bank victims

Crikey Worm: Labor calls for compensation for bank victims

Good morning, early birds. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten demands compensation for victims of the banks. Plus, the shocking rate of data breaches against Australians' health records. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Department of Social Services tried to hide data breach from affected employees

Department of Social Services tried to hide data breach from affected employees

Emails exclusively obtained by Crikey via FOI have revealed that the Department of Social Services initially decided to hide last year's data breach from affected employees.

Crikey Worm: Abbott believes in climate change, says it’s probably good though

Crikey Worm: Abbott believes in climate change, says it’s probably good though

Erstwhile prime minister and globetrotting guest lecturer Tony Abbott has extolled the benefits of climate change at a gathering of "climate sceptics". Plus, the government has admitted a national security contractor was hacked last year. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

No one told police officer a warrant was needed before spying on journos

No one told police officer a warrant was needed before spying on journos

The Australian Federal Police told the Commonwealth Ombudsman that, oops, that law change they lobbied for had not been communicated to a police officer.

How a criminal on the ‘dark web’ likely got hold of your Medicare number

How a criminal on the ‘dark web’ likely got hold of your Medicare number

Medicare breach wasn't a cyber attack but "traditional criminal activity", according to Human Services Minister Alan Tudge.

Qantas data breach reveals customer details

Qantas data breach reveals customer details

Qantas revealed full passenger names and frequent flyer numbers to a passenger flying in Western Australia last week.

A tale of two privacy laws

A tale of two privacy laws

The government seems more keen to punish researchers trying to do the right thing than punishing businesses for failing to keep data secure.