Research reports

Unauthorised access and disclosure of public sector information

Unauthorised access and disclosure of public sector information are forms of information misuse and may constitute corrupt conduct. These activities can also enable other corrupt conduct. This summary highlights common risks across the public sector, the factors that drive information misuse, and outlines strategies to prevent and detect misuse.

This is a summary of three IBAC reports on corruption risks associated with unauthorised access and disclosure of information covering Victoria Police, state government and local government.

We encourage public sector agencies to review their information management and security strategies in light of these risks.