Ambulance Victoria data breach reveals drug and alcohol tests of graduate paramedics

Privacy watchdog will be asked to investigate after information became available for all employees to view on the staff intranet

The confidential drug and alcohol test results of graduate paramedics were available for every Ambulance Victoria staff member to view under a significant breach that is set to be reported to the state’s privacy watchdog.

According to an email sent late Thursday to members of the Victorian Ambulance Union, confidential spreadsheets relating to pre-employment testing of graduate paramedics in 2017 and 2018 were available on the staff intranet until the union alerted Ambulance Victoria to the problem.

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from Data and computer security | The Guardian