Asylum seeker data breach: no decision yet on whether to inform those affected

Daniel Hurst reports:

Australia’s top immigration bureaucrat has told a Senate committee he is yet to make a call on whether asylum seekers will be told that his department released their confidential personal details on its website.

Martin Bowles, secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, characterised the data breach as “regrettable” but appeared to play down the current risk, saying there was “no evidence to suggest data on individuals is actually in the public arena at this stage”.

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