In what is being called once of the largest breaches in Australia’s history, Privacy commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has confirmed he will be investigating “how the personal details of some 10,000 people who have sought asylum in Australia became available on the Internet,” Business Insider Australia reports. The incident has many, including lawyers, legislators and advocacy groups, concerned the accidental exposure of the information could put the asylum seekers at risk. “I have spoken to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and have been assured that the information is no longer publically available,” Pilgrim said, adding his office will work with department staff to ensure “they are fully aware of their privacy obligations and to ensure that incidents of this nature will not be repeated.” Border Protection has announced it has called in KPMG to audit the breach.
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