Australian Privacy Breach: August 12 2020

Seek apologises for ‘internal technical issue’ that exposed user details

But it has no intention of reporting the issue as a notifiable data breach to the Office of Australian Information Commissioner.

Source: Seek apologises for ‘internal technical issue’ that exposed user details | ZDNet
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Job search engine Seek confirmed while it suffered an “internal technical issue” on Monday, which resulted in the exposure of other candidate details when they were logged into their Seek Profiles, it does not view the incident as a notifiable data breach and will not be reporting it to the Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

“We identified an internal technical issue that occurred during a 23-minute period on Monday 10 August 2020,” the company told ZDNet.

“During that time period, due to a cache error, incorrect information such as career history and education was able to be viewed across profiles logged in at that time.”