Australian government ordered to pay 1,300 asylum seekers whose details were exposed

Christopher Knaus reports an update to a breach that occurred in 2014 — a breach that resulted in entities in numerous countries downloading asylum seekers’ information.

The Australian government has been ordered to compensate almost 1,300 asylum seekers whose details were mistakenly exposed online in one of the country’s most shocking privacy breaches.

After almost six years investigating, the privacy regulator has finally released a report into a 2014 privacy breach that caused a database of almost 10,000 asylum seekers’ personal details to be exposed on the then Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website.

Read more on The Guardian.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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