Asylum seeker in data breach case wins leave to appeal injunction rejection

A federal court judge has granted an asylum seeker who had their personal details exposed online leave to appeal to the federal court.

In a hearing in the federal court on Thursday, Justice Anna Katzmann heard an appeal from the federal circuit court from an asylum seeker who had their personal details released in a major data breach that was reported by Guardian Australia in February.

In the federal court appeal on Thursday the asylum seeker, represented by Shane Prince, argued the initial decision by the federal circuit court to refuse an application for an injunction preventing their removal from Australia was made in error. Counsel for the immigration minister rejected these submissions.

Katzmann granted the asylum seeker leave to appeal, but added that “whether or not this case is heard by the full court or a single judge remains to be seen”. She gave the applicant one week to file their notice of appeal.

The federal court judge also criticised the immigration minister, Scott Morrison, for failing to advise the court that other asylum seeker data breach cases were also beginning to make their way into the court.

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