Thursday, May 30, 2024

Byron council investigates DA Tracker data breach

Byron Shire Council has revealed a recent upgrade of its document management system resulted in some internal development documents being viewable on the DA Tracker public web portal. 

The DA Tracker is the Council’s online portal that allows users to track the progress of development applications.

“Access to the DA Tracker was temporarily suspended as soon as we became aware of the issue, and the removal of the internal documents from the DA Tracker public web portal was completed on 29 April,” said Council Manager Business Systems and Technology, Colin Baker.

“We are currently investigating this incident to determine the exact nature and extent of the documents incorrectly published.”

Mr Baker said Council takes the privacy of its customers very seriously and has engaged the NSW State Government’s Cyber incident response team to assist with the investigation.

“If it is determined that a data breach occurred, Council will be contacting any person directly impacted, and following other mandatory reporting requirements.”

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