Australian Government Privacy Breach, 29 January 2021
Double blow: new data breach hits stranded Australians as Emirates suspends flights out of UK
Government admits inadvertently emailing revealing sensitive details of passengers booked on a repatriation flight from London
Source: Double blow: new data breach hits stranded Australians as Emirates suspends flights out of UK | The Guardian
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Australians stranded in Europe were dealt a double blow on Friday with the Australian government acknowledging it had inadvertently in an email it revealed sensitive details of all passengers booked on a repatriation flight from London following which is at least the fourth such data breach of stranded Australians information by DFAT since August.
The email said the full name, gender, date of birth, email address, passport details (number, expiry, issuing country), Australian citizenship status, phone number, current location, and flight booking reference of those booked on the flight had been “unintentionally copied to one of the department’s consular clients on 24 January”.