AU: Immigration investigation judged ‘unfair’ after asylum seeker data breach

Nicole Hasham reports:

Former immigration minister Scott Morrison presided over an “unfair” investigation that ensured asylum seekers were unsuccessful in showing a serious data bungle made it more dangerous to return home, the Federal Court has found.

The privacy breach, when the Immigration Department published online the confidential details of almost 10,000 asylum seekers, raised the prospect that people denied refuge in Australia would be sent home to a situation more perilous than the one they had fled.

The court concluded the department’s assessment of the consequences of their breach was “unfair to a significant degree”.

Read more on The Age.

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.