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Incident: Immigration’s 2014 data breach has cost it almost $1m so far | iTnews

Incident: Immigration’s 2014 data breach has cost it almost $1m so far | iTnews

Immigration breached Privacy Act with data leak

Personal details of up to 10,000 exposed.

Source: Immigration’s 2014 data breach has cost it almost $1m so far – Security – iTnews

A damaging 2014 data breach at the Department of Immigration that saw the personal details of 9250 asylum seekers exposed online has cost the agency almost $1 million in legal fees so far, but those costs are expected to rise.

Updates:

  • Feb 19 2014 – Immigration dept confirms asylum seeker data breach
  • Nov 12 2014 – Immigration breached Privacy Act with data leak
  • Jan 27 2021 – Home Affairs ordered to compensate asylum seekers over 2014 data breach
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