I noted this breach on DataBreaches.net the other day, but this article in The Guardian is more privacy-oriented, so I’m posting this one here.
Paul Farrell reports:
Civil rights groups, legal bodies and information security experts have expressed renewed concern about the government’s push to store greater amounts of phone and web users’ personal information following revelations that the federal police mistakenly published sensitive information and metadata about ongoing criminal investigations.
Guardian Australia reported on Thursday that the AFP provided documents to the Senate that were published online for several years, accidentally disclosing information about the subjects and focus of criminal investigations and telecommunications interception activities.
Read more on The Guardian.