Liberals call for external review into data breach – Canberra CityNews

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THE Opposition is calling on the ACT government to conduct an independent external review into the breach of public sector employees compensation data.

It comes after the compensation data of nearly 30,000 public sector employees was publicly posted on the Tenders ACT website.

Data posted included employees’ years of birth, gender, occupation, directorate of employment, information of injury and financial compensation details.

Canberra Liberals Leader Elizabeth Lee said that a matter as “serious” as this should be reviewed independently and not internally as announced by the ACT government.

“This incident is very distressing for the public servants whose personal information was posted for public viewing on the Tenders ACT website,” Ms Lee said.

“We need to ensure that a data breach of this magnitude does not happen again. There is no doubt this breach has led to a loss in confidence of the ACT Labor-Greens governments ability to protect employee confidentiality.”

Ms Lee’s motion, calls on the ACT government to table the terms of reference of the review, including the details of the reviewer in this Assembly by the last sitting day in February 2022.

It also calls for the findings of the independent external review to be tabled in the Legislative Assembly by the last sitting day in September 2022.

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