Dec 082009
 December 8, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Non-U.S.

In a “Oops, our draft didn’t mean what it said” moment, Victoria Police are now backing away as rapidly as they can from a memorandum that appeared to let them turn over personal information on protesters to a non-governmental entity:

Victoria Police say privacy laws prevent them from releasing private information about opponents of Victoria’s desalination plant.

They are reviewing an agreement that appears to allow police to give details about protesters to the company AquaSure, which is building the $3 billion plant at Wonthaggi, in the state’s east.

Police will brief the Privacy Commissioner, the Office of Police Integrity (OPI) and two other regulators about the matter this week.


Mr Walshe concedes a memorandum of understanding on the issue was poorly drafted and will be amended.

Read more on ABC (AU).

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