Category: State Government

Incident: Bugged lawyers’ conversations available to police thanks to ‘IT error’ | The Age

Australian Privacy Breach November 2020. Bugged lawyers’ conversations available to Victorian police thanks to ‘IT error’. The massive breach of the rights to confidentiality and legal professional privilege has potentially contaminated an unknown number of criminal cases and convictions.

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Incident: Data breach exposes tens of thousands of NSW driver’s licences online | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Government Privacy Breach September 2020: Data breach exposes tens of thousands of NSW driver’s licences online. The documents feature scans of licences which reveal information such as names and addresses.

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Incident: NSW police to investigate after leaking emails of people who complained about pepper spray at Black Lives Matter rally | The Guardian

Australian Email Privacy Breach August 2020: NSW police to investigate after leaking emails of people who complained about pepper spray at Black Lives Matter rally. Police say they launched an internal investigation after more than 150 people had email addresses leaked, but victims of leaks say they are yet to be contacted.

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Incident: ‘Unforgivable’: The privacy breach that exposed sensitive details of WA’s virus fight | WAtoday

Australian Medical Privacy Breach July 2020: ‘Unforgivable’: Privacy breach exposed sensitive details of WA’s virus fight on a public website. The breach also impacted St John Ambulance, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and the Department of Justice. The leak was traced back to Vodafone pager service.

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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: Cyber scare shuts down hospital IT systems in rural north-east Victoria | Brisbane Times

Australian Virus/Malware Incident October 2019: Australian Virus/Malware Incident October 2019: A number of rural Victorian health services in the state’s north-east were forced to shut down their IT systems due to a malware virus.

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Audit: Northern Territory School children’s data exposed to cyber security threats due to education department oversight | ABC Australia

August 17 2019 Audit Finding: The confidential records of children and teachers have been left vulnerable to cyber security attacks and data mismanagement due to education departmental oversight in the Northern Territory Government, a report from the auditor general’s office has revealed.

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Incident: Officer used police computer network to stalk dozens of potential Tinder dates | ABC News Australia

A former long-serving police officer has been jailed for six months for illegally accessing the personal details of almost 100 women to determine if they were “suitable” dates.

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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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