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Incident: NSW Government QR Code data leak exposes over 500,000 sensitive locations | Daily Mail Australia

Incident: NSW Government QR Code data leak exposes over 500,000 sensitive locations | Daily Mail Australia

Australian Privacy Breach,
15 February 2022

NSW Government QR Code data leak exposes over 500,000 sensitive locations

Address’s included Defence sites, bombing ranges and domestic violence shelters

Source: ‘Massive and dangerous’ data breach sees more than 500,000 QR code check-in addresses published – even including domestic violence shelters | Daily Mail Australia

Related NSW Government and State Government reports.

The NSW QR check-in app is at the centre of a large-scale privacy breach after Premier Dominic Perrottet admitted a data leak of more than half a million addresses, including Defence sites, bombing ranges and domestic violence shelters.

The more than 500,000 QR code check-in addresses across Australia were leaked in a ‘massive and dangerous’ data breach for which the NSW government is to blame.

The system designed to help the public through the Covid-19 pandemic could now be putting Australians in danger as the leak has revealed the locations of domestic violence shelters, Defence sites and even a missile maintenance unit.

The list, which NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said was ‘uploaded in error’ also included prisons, power stations and tunnel entry sites.

Though the leak happened last year, Mr Perrottet was only told about it on Monday.

 


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