Over 500 ActewAGL/Icon Water utility customers’ bills uncollected after privacy breach | SMH

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: December 20 2018

ActewAGL has collected 91 per cent of bills which were sent out by mistake to 400 customers last week in a massive privacy breach that affected 6000 Icon Water and ActewAGL customers.

That means a week after the first bundle of bills was identified, the private billing information of about 540 utility customers is still in the hands of strangers.

Source: Over 500 utility customers’ bills uncollected after privacy breach

New laws will give Aussies access to their bank, telco, energy data |iTnews

The federal government has promised to introduce a national ‘consumer data right’ into law allowing consumers open access to their banking, energy, and telco data next year.

Source: New laws will give Aussies access to their bank, telco, energy data

Origin eyes cheaper electricity with blockchain trial | iTnews

Origin Energy is set to trial a peer-to-peer energy trading platform that makes use of blockchain distributed ledger technology.

The trial, between Origin and Australian blockchain energy market provider Power Ledger, will begin in October and run for three months.

Source: Origin eyes cheaper electricity with blockchain trial – Software – iTnews