Category: Data Handling

Incident: DFAT Stranded Aussies’ identities exposed again | The Canberra Times

Australian Government Privacy Breach Again October 2020: DFAT Stranded Aussies’ identities exposed again. The identities of Australians stranded overseas have been accidentally exposed for the third time in as many months.

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Incident: DFAT admits email addresses of almost 3,000 Australians stranded overseas released in breach | The Guardian

Australian Government Privacy Breach September 2020: DFAT admits email addresses of almost 3,000 Australians stranded overseas released in breach. Addressees were mistakenly listed in the ‘to’ field, rather than ‘bcc’, making them visible to other recipients.

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Incident: Confidential details of entire WA Police Force accessed in ‘startling’ audit breach, CCC finds | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Privacy Breach April 2020: Confidential details of entire Western Australian Police Force accessed in ‘startling’ audit breach, CCC finds. An investigation has revealed a CCC staff member accessed and downloaded highly confidential information about all of the state’s 8,800 police officers.

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Incident: Email bungle at Australian Traffic Network seeking jobkeeper payments exposes staff’s personal details | The Guardian

Australian Privacy Breach April 2020: Email bungle at Australian Traffic Network seeking jobkeeper payments exposes staff’s personal details. Names, addresses and birth dates of more than 100 people shared in privacy breach

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Incident: Redland City councillor Tracey Huges ‘deeply sorry’ over mistake in attaching spreadsheet to New Year’s Eve invitation | Redland City Bulletin

Australian Privacy Breach January 2020: Redland City councillor Tracey Huges ‘deeply sorry’ over mistake in attaching spreadsheet to New Year’s Eve invitation, with the personal details of 297 residents, and their details of correspondence with council

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Incident: Credit card and other details of Perth rental applicants may have been public for 21 months | SMH

Australian Realestate Privacy Breach November 2019: Information such as credit card details and birth certificates uploaded during tenancy applications may have been published on the website of a Perth property management business Primus Realty for up to 21 months, a warning to clients has revealed.

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Incident: Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation investigating privacy breach after financial documents sent to ABC producer | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Unintended Disclosure Incident 02 October 2019: Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation investigating privacy breach after financial documents sent to ABC producer.

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Incident: ‘Detailed and graphic’: Clinic faxes patients’ highly sensitive medical histories to wrong number | SMH

September 18 2019 Australian Medical Privacy Breach: A Melbourne medical clinic has been inadvertently faxing highly sensitive patient details including mental health and family medical histories to a Greenvale man for at least two years.

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Incident: Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email | The Australian

September 03 2019 Australian Privacy Breach: Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email.

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Incident: Bunnings exposed staff performance database | iTnews

Bunnings has confirmed it notified the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner of a data breach, after an individual staffer set up an employee performance monitoring database on his home computer and exposed it to the internet.

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Incident: NSW Policeman sent intimate photos from arrested woman’s phone to other officers via Facebook | SMH

A former Sydney police officer is facing up to a year in jail after he took intimate images from an arrested woman’s phone and sent them to fellow officers on Facebook.

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