3 Dec 2019

Gun buyback data breach: Privacy should not be an after thought

From Morning Report, 6:39 am on 3 December 2019

Government agencies and the police have been told to lift their game in protecting personal details after a breach in the gun buy back scheme allowed names and addresses to be viewed.

The police deputy commissioner, Mike Clement, has blamed third party German software company SAP for the breach. SAP has apologised for the error and says only 66 gun dealers would have had access to those personal details.

But as Jessie Chiang reports, privacy experts say that's not good enough.