Privacy breaches: 4 steps to protect yourself

Published: 30 Jul 2018

CFMEU members affected by privacy breaches at BHP and Glencore are encouraged to take steps to prevent potential misuse of their personal details following a privacy breach.

A significant number of employees at the two companies have had their tax payment summary information, including tax file numbers and personal details, emailed to a third party.  

To protect against fraudulent use of information, members should consider:

1.    Calling the ATO (1800 467 033) to report the potential compromise
2.    Calling their superannuation fund to report the potential compromise
3.    Getting a credit report or temporary credit ban
4.    Calling IDCARE (1300 432 273) for free advice.

Please download and share this leaflet if you or someone you know may have been affected.