Centrelink apologizes for new privacy breach 

From the oi-veh dept., Noel Towell reports:

Centrelink has apologised to hundreds of users of the myGov web portal after their contact details were shared with hundreds of strangers – twice.

The latest federal government data breach is being blamed on a rookie email error, someone at the giant Department of Human Services hitting the CC button on an email instead of the BCC button.

When the department realised it had disclosed the email contact details of hundreds of its customers on October 24, it tried to recall the email containing the information, but only succeeded in sending it again.

Despite the blunder, Human Services’ service delivery boss Darren Box insists that myGov is the best way for millions of Australians to manage their dealings with the federal government.

Read more on The Canberra Times.

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