Australia Accidentally Leaked the Personal Information of All the G20 Leaders

March 30, 2015 11:02 AM

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Australia accidentally revealed the private information of the world's most powerful people, when it sent details from leaders who attended November's Brisbane G20 summit to the organizers of a soccer tournament. Once aware of the security breach, Australian authorities decided not to tell figures like Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama that their information had been shared.

In an email released under a freedom of information after a request by the Guardian, Australian immigration officials admit that the passport numbers, dates of birth, and visa details of 31 world leaders were accidentally forwarded to a local organizing committee of the 2015 Asian Cup soccer tournam...

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