Ombudsman says ACT federal police may have illegally accessed location data

Ombudsman says ACT federal police may have illegally accessed location data

The Guardian

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Only nine out of 1,713 times ACT police accessed location was fully compliant with laws, putting prosecutions at risk, Ombudsman says

The Australian federal police’s ACT unit has been blasted for a “cavalier” attitude to access of location information to arrest criminal suspects which could put prosecutions at risk.

On Wednesday the commonwealth ombudsman released a scathing report into the AFP’s access of metadata from location-based services, warning of a failure to identify the scope of unlawful access and remediate potential breaches of privacy.

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