Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 19 2016
The Australian federal police accidentally revealed the personal details of an assault victim to the alleged perpetrator, risking the safety of the complainant and his family, according to an AFP risk assessment.
The lapse is one of seven serious privacy and security breaches the AFP has suffered since 2012. Details of the breaches, which have all been referred to the privacy commissioner.
The AFP officer assessed the breach as potentially high risk to the alleged victims of the assault. “There is a significant risk the FoI applicant will be able to identify the individual and also potentially make the connection that they are one of the alleged victims.