Data leak might cause asylum seeker persecution

In an a serious administrative bungle, “the names, dates of birth, countries of origin, arrival date and location of every asylum seeker in a mainland detention facility [were] accidentally published on the Immigration Department’s website.” So far, ninety asylum seekers have begun legal appeals to overturn their previous rejection—the leaked data may have increased the risk that they would be persecuted upon return to their homelands, making them refugees sur place.