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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | PTV found in breach of state data protection law Related reading: Global News Roundup — Sept. 16–23, 2019

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ZDNet reports the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner has ruled Public Transport Victoria violated the state's Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. The violation occurred when PTV released data exposing travel history of 15.2 million myki cards. The history included date and time, location information, card identifier and card type, allowing for re-identification. OVIC confirmed its finding in a report, which PTV refuted the findings of. "PTV's view is that there has been no breach or contravention of the Information Privacy Principles as [a] result disclosing the data extract to the Datathon," PTV said. Meanwhile, an email typo has led to a personal data leak of 317 Australian visa applicants.
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