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Police To Get Database Access from Home

PERSONAL PRIVACY—VICTORIA

June 6, 2013

As part of an overhaul to Victoria Police data services, certain police officers will be able to access confidential database information from home, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. The change has led to fears over the increased risk to police data. ''It's very confidential information and having it available from officers' homes when they're not on duty or on the beat in a tablet form is not particularly desirable because invariably it will fall into the wrong hands,'' said Liberty Victoria president Jane Dixon. It is yet to be determined what kind of device will be used to access the Interpose database and who will have the ability to access it.
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