Qld Justice accidentally discloses sensitive data
Posted by Karen Cowan, on 5 Nov 2013, in IT Magazine.
Originally published: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/362941,qld-justice-accidentally-discloses-sensitive-data.aspx
Second law enforcement agency caught out by metadata.
Queensland’s Department of Justice and Attorney General (DJAG) has pulled nearly 15,000 items of metadata out of the public domain after they were discovered to contain sensitive information.
The metadata, which was publically viewable prior to April this year, includes the names of people who have come into contact with the agency as well as investigations before the courts.
It described thousands of confidential files to be held on the department’s behalf by the Queensland State Archives until a predetermined period of secrecy has lapsed. Continue reading