Australian Information Security Incident Reported: October 02 2019

Australian Unintended Disclosure Incident 2019: Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation investigating privacy breach after financial documents sent to ABC producer.

A superannuation fund says it is “urgently investigating” a privacy breach that resulted in personal financial details of nearly 20 Australians being sent to an ABC radio producer.

Source: SCommonwealth Superannuation Corporation investigating privacy breach after financial documents sent to ABC producer | ABC New (Australia)
More reports from: ABC News (Australia).

Katrina Palmer, who works for ABC Radio Melbourne, was sent documents by the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation that included full names of customers, their addresses and amounts they had transferred to the fund.

n a statement, a spokesman from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner said he could not comment on the specific case but said the watchdog would “expect any organisation to act quickly to contain a data breach involving personal information”.

If the organisation or agency hasn’t been able to prevent any likelihood of serious harm with remedial action — and the organisation is covered by the Privacy Act — they must notify the people who are affected and the OAIC as quickly as possible,” the spokesman said