Incident: Comcare hit with $23k privacy fine over FOI bungle | iTnews
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: March 30 2017
Government workplace compensation authority Comcare has been ordered to pay a former Defence worker $23,000 after it failed to redact her personal information from a document published under FOI laws.
Comcare published the report, which outlined the former officer’s claims she was the victim of a cancer cluster at the Department of Defence, on its FOI disclosure log in May 2011, after she had requested its findings via freedom of information laws.
But while some of the report had been redacted, many sensitive details about the Defence employee slipped through the gaps.