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ACT government publishes sensitive health data from nearly 30,000 workers' compensation claims

Sarah Basford Canales
Jasper Lindell
By Sarah Basford Canales, and Jasper Lindell
November 24 2021 - 6:30pm
The ACT government has defended the release of the workers' compensation claim data, which it said was adequately anonymised. Picture: Keegan Carroll

The sensitive health data of nearly 30,000 ACT public servants has remained publicly accessible for more than three years in a privacy breach experts have described as "extremely concerning".

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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