Data breaches undermine trust in government’s ability to protect our information

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The government found itself facing heavy criticism this week over how it handles Australians’ personal information, after a Guardian investigation revealed a darknet trader was illegally selling the details of any Medicare card holder on request by “exploiting a vulnerability” in a government system. The data had been for sale since at least October 2016, and the seller appears to have sold the Medicare details of at least 75 Australians.

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