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Plug the Leak: Australian Regulator Orders Australian Government Agency to Compensate Victims for Unlawful Personal Information Disclosure (February 2021)

Regulatory Investigations and Financial Crime Blog

On 10 February 2014, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) inadvertently published the personal information of 9,258 detainees in immigration detention. A report was subsequently made to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). On 11 January 2021, the OAIC released its determination, ordering compensation on a categorial loss basis, ranging from AU$0 to in excess of AU$20,000.

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