Asylum data breach: Immigration Department sends apology letter

Oliver Laughland provides the update:

The Department of Immigration is writing to asylum seekers detained across Australia to inform them their personal details were publicly disclosed in a massive data breach, with sources alleging the department is coercing them to sign for receipt of the letter.

In February Guardian Australia revealed almost 10,000 asylum seekers had their personal details accidentally published online by the department in one of the biggest privacy breaches in Australian history.

Read more on The Guardian.

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