Data breach in Australia exposes personal data of 700.000 migrants

According to the Guardian, the home affairs department in Australia has acknowledged a data breach which has compromised the personal information of 774,000 migrants and individuals aspiring to migrate to Australia, including the outcome of applications, the applicants’ name, birth country, age, qualifications, and marital status. Expressions of interest from candidate migrants are stored for two years and were displayed on a publicly available app, advertised on a governmental website.