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Data Breach Interrupts Fire Arm Buy Back Programme

Data Breach Interrupts Fire Arm Buy Back Programme

Posted December 02, 2019
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Media Release: Police Media Centre

Police have been made aware today of a potential privacy breach involving the online notification platform for the firearm buy-back programme.

The Police Media Centre issued a statement this afternoon saying, “We were made aware of the potential issue by a member of the public.

Immediately upon being made aware of the issue the platform was closed down and we are investigating the matter further.

We have advised the office of the Privacy Commissioner of the potential issue.”