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Hundreds of police officers in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland have been accessing and disclosing personal information over the past two years, including one officer who used police databases to access his partner’s information.

Crikey has obtained data through freedom of information (FOI) requests that reveal 1474 reports of unauthorised disclosure and unauthorised access of information were filed over the 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years.

A lack of independent oversight means that this kind of misconduct is not being disincentivised, Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre’s police accountability project’s principal solicitor Gregor Husper says.