Australian Email Privacy Breach: September 11 2020
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron to be questioned by Office of Australian Information Commissioner after data breach
The personal details of 617 members of an elite yacht squadron, including millionaire business owners, doctors and barristers, have been leaked in an email.
The prestigious yacht club has admitted it was a breach of members’ privacy. The email was sent at 5.35pm on Tuesday, to members who have been with the squadron for 21, 42 and 50 years, but the error was not discovered until Wednesday morning.
The national privacy regulator will question Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron about the breach.