NSW Police Leak Private Information of Complainants

Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia writes:

The NSW Police have leaked the emails of over 150 complainants who contacted them in order to raise concerns regarding officer’s use of force following the Sydney Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday, 6 June.


It contained the original letter, with an additional page which contained text beginning “Please note; outcome letter was sent to all of the following complainants via email (Bcc recipients not shown above):” with the email addresses of 150 complainants listed below.

“So, the NSW Police just forwarded me, accidentally I assume, the names and emails of every person who complained about the Central Station incident. Felt like a significant data breach, so I called up to suggest an OAIC [Office of the Australian Information Commissioner] report, and they hung up on me.” said Mr Leighton-Dore.

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