Immigration Department Gaffe Sees 10,000 Asylum Seeker Details Leaked Online

Australia has a problem with asylum seekers. Not with the amount of people arriving per sé but with the treatment of them once they're intercepted along the way. Those seeking asylum are now the centre of potentially the largest data leak/breach in the nation's history as a data leak at the Immigration Department sees the details of 10,000 individuals released into the wild.

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The Guardian Australia reports today that the Immigration Department accidentally published a database containing the names, nationalities, arrival details, notes and location of 10,000 asylum seekers on its website.

That's the details of one-third of the men, women and children currently seeking asylum in the care of Australia.

Check out the full story over at The Guardian.

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