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Melbourne Council Admits It Has Leaked Residents Info

A local council in Melbourne’s south-east is embroiled in privacy breach after the details of more than 2,000 people were accidently given to the public.

A survey was emailed to 952 clients of the City of Kingston Maternal and Child Health Service on Wednesday, but there was an excel spreadsheet attached containing personal information, including dates of birth, addresses and mobile phone numbers of 2,112 people.

City of Kingston CEO John Nevins apologised for what he described as unacceptable behaviour.

"We're taking immediate action to independently investigate how this occurred," he said. "We immediately notified the privacy commissioner yesterday afternoon, and we'll be working closely with the Privacy Commissioner and acting on all his recommendations."

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