AU: Peter Dutton appeals against ruling on asylum seeker data breach

Paul Farrell reports:

The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, is appealing against a landmark federal court decision that found his department’s response to a major data breach of asylum seekers’ personal details was “unfair to a significant degree”.

On Wednesday Crikey revealed the minister was seeking to appeal against the decision in the high court.

The federal court ruling found the immigration department’s response to a data breach disclosing the personal details of thousands of asylum seekers in detention – revealed by Guardian Australia in February 2014 – had not provided procedural fairness to affected asylum seekers.

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