Leaked blood donor data only seen by one person: Red Cross

The only individual to view any personal medical information from the leaked records of half a million blood donors was the member of the public who raised the alarm, the Red Cross claims.

In what has been said to be the biggest personal data breaches in Australian history, a backup dataset containing personal and medical information of 550,000 Red Cross blood donors was posted on an unsecured website.  

The dataset included donors’ responses to a Red Cross eligibility questionnaire, which asks whether donors have ever injected recreational drugs and if they have engaged