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Australian healthcare services most hit by data breaches

April 15, 2018 / Beverley Head

Nearly a quarter of data breaches reported under Australia’s new mandatory data breach regime took place in the healthcare sector. Six weeks after Australia’s mandatory data breach notification regime came into full force, 63 breaches have already been reported, compared to 114 data breaches voluntarily disclosed in 2017. The discrepancy reveals the extent of under reporting under the voluntary arrangements. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) revealed these numbers in its first-quarter report, which also singled out sectors that reported the most data breaches.