In a recent revelation, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) identified a breach where an employee leaked participants' sensitive information, including names, birthdays, genders, and addresses, to two former NDIS providers.
This shocking breach has raised concerns about potential harm to the affected participants and their families. As a response to this breach, the implicated NDIA employee has been apprehended, and both NDIS providers have been arrested and subjected to questioning. Furthermore, they have been barred from providing support to participants in the aftermath of the investigation.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the critical importance of safeguarding participant data under all circumstances. NDIA has expressed a strong commitment to taking decisive action and treating such breaches with the gravity they deserve. The organization is determined to address and rectify the situation to ensure the ongoing security and trust of NDIS participants.