Australian Information Security Incident Reported: April 12 2017

Personal details of the families of vulnerable children who have self-harmed or been victims of bullying have been accidentally published on the Victorian Education Department’s website for 24 hours.

Up to 115 families have been affected by the blunder, which occurred when hundreds of submissions were uploaded to the department’s website on Friday without personal details being redacted.

This included parents’ names and, in a few instances, their home addresses and mobile numbers.

Source: Inquiry ordered over Victorian privacy breach involving vulnerable students – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

More Press: The Age, April 11 2017, Confidential student details published in Education Department blunder