Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 27 2019
Police officer facing computer hacking charges
Subject to an investigation after gaining access to confidential information
Reported in: ARN
The unnamed officer from the Ethical Standards Command has now been stood down from official duty with the force pending an investigation into allegations of unauthorised access to confidential information.
The police officer has been served with a notice to appear alleging one charge pursuant to section 408E, computer hacking and misuse, of the Criminal Code and will be due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 25 July.
Private sector health service providers will be required to notify affected individuals and the Australian Information Commissioner of data breaches that are likely to cause serious harm under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.
‘Health service providers’ refers to organisations, including small businesses, that provide a health service and hold people’s health information. This generally includes general practitioners (GPs), pharmacists, therapists, allied health professionals, gyms and weight loss clinics, and childcare centres among others.