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Feb 9, 2018

Department of Social Services tried to hide data breach from affected employees

Emails exclusively obtained by Crikey via FOI have revealed that the Department of Social Services initially decided to hide last year's data breach from affected employees.

John Power

Freelance journalist

Christian Porter

Former Social Services Minister Christian Porter

The Department of Social Services initially decided not to inform employees of a major privacy breach last year that exposed the personal data of 8,500 current and former staffers, reasoning that it would cause unnecessary concern.

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2 thoughts on “Department of Social Services tried to hide data breach from affected employees

  1. zut alors

    Hmmm….what else haven’t we been told?

  2. klewso

    And this government wants more data on us – what could possibly go wrong?

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