The addresses of more than 500,000 organisations including defence sites, a missile maintenance unit and domestic violence shelters were inadvertently made public in the first major breach of the NSW government’s massive trove of QR code data.
The breach occurred when a misconfigured web setting allowed search engines to index internal webpages. The website leaked medical claim information, demographic details, and some Social Security numbers.
If enacted, House Bill 1041 would add health care workers — as well as code enforcement officers, child representatives and animal control officers — to the list of people who can request to have their personal information removed from government websites after they receive threats to their safety. Personal information includes home addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.
The decision comes after the governor spent months publicly labelling the reporter a “hacker” for discovering the flaw and notifying the state about it. Parson asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate and repeatedly said the reporter had committed a crime.