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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Data breach updates from Australia, Hong Kong, NZ Related reading: Google to shed light on apps' data practices



  • In Australia, Melbourne's Swinburne University of Technology started to investigate an ongoing data breach. iTWire reports. The information of roughly 5,200 staff members and 100 students had been affected by the incident, which started in 2013.
  • The Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong announced cleaning staff may have thrown away copies of X-rays belonging to 45 to 50 patients, The Standard reports. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data has been notified of the incident.
  • Catering and cleaning company Spotless in New Zealand announced it experienced a data breach, Stuff reports. The breach may have compromised users' passport and IRD numbers, and professionals warn the leak could lead to a "very high risk" of identity theft.

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