AU: Nurse allegedly assaulted after watchdog employee used database to find her

Another “small” breach with big harm.

Paul Farrell and Melissa Davey report:

A nurse was allegedly assaulted by an employee of Australia’s health practitioner regulator, who used his credentials to access the agency’s database and track down her home address and phone number.

The security breach is one of several Guardian Australia has uncovered at the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra), the body responsible for protecting the public by investigating complaints against healthcare practitioners.

Read more on The Guardian (AU).

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