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The Australian Financial Review wrote an article providing a behind the scenes look at how the Optus data breach unfolded for the company and their CEO. This was the first of a number of major data breaches which eventually lead to changes to the Australian Privacy Act, and it saw the maximum penalty for serious or repeated privacy breaches increase from $2.2 million to $50 million. The article is a very interesting read and provides a different perspective on the beach. It also points out that what the public, media and government assume was an easy task of identifying what data was stolen was in reality a monstrous undertaking.

This segment was created for the It’s 5:05 podcast