NSW Ambulance Mass Data Breach
The sensitive personal and health information of NSW Ambulance workers was compromised when the NSW Ambulance Service allowed a contractor widespread access to its records and databases. The NSW Ambulance contractor was able to gather and sell the personal and health information of NSW Ambulance employees.
The class action was one of the few of its kind in Australia that dealt with a massive data breach by a government agency. The lead plaintiff, represented by Centennial Lawyers, reached a favourable settlement agreement with NSW Ambulance to conclude the proceedings, which was approved by Chief Justice Ward of the Equity Division in the NSW Supreme Court. The NSW ambulance employees who were class members received correspondence about receiving compensation and we were proud to have achieved this result. You can read more about the settlement here.
“This is a fantastic result for 108 NSW ambulance workers who have had their workers’ compensation files unlawfully accessed and extracts of it sold to at least one law firm.” Centennial Lawyers Principal Solicitor George Newhouse
Centennial Lawyers acted for Alice Voigt in a defamation case that received a lot of media attention in 2019-20. Ms Voigt was sued in the NSW District Court after posting a comment on a Rose Bay Community Facebook page. This was a very difficult case but we achieved a very strong result.
Successful settlement with Paramount and Network 10
Our client, a proud First Nations man, was recently accused of committing a violent crime by Network 10 in one of its major news broadcasts. We negotiated a favourable settlement for our client which included a compensation payment, an on-air apology and written apology as seen below.