PCYC acts to address data concerns
From a PCYC spokesperson:
The Tasmanian Association of Police and Community Youth Clubs (PCYC) is acting to address a potential data breach following the loss of three hard drives from a secure office.
The loss of the hard drives from the PCYC's secure office was first identified on 17 January 2019. The PCYC took immediate steps to put in place additional security at our administrative office, further restrict access to secure the office and improve data and equipment storage.
On 2 April 2019, the PCYC provided a statement to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and Tasmania Police and other relevant agencies in accordance with our obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
The PCYC is cooperating fully with the relevant state and federal authorities and have requested a full police investigation into the matter. We note that the investigation is ongoing.
Furthermore, in accordance with our obligations under the Privacy Act, the PCYC has been contacting those we believe may potentially be affected by the data breach.
The information stored on the hard drives may contain information such as bank and credit card details, tax file numbers, addresses, contact details, relative Board minutes, associated correspondence, legal and audit documents, staff information, e mails, club information, external stakeholder/partner organisation business and intellectual property information.
If any individual has concerns or, in the event of any unusual of suspect transactions or information coming forward it is recommended that they contact their respective financial institutions, the Australian Tax Office, and Tasmania Police.Regular checks of credit card payments and other financial statements by applicable staff and contractors may wish to be considered.
The PCYC is incredibly proud of the work we do with the community and the genuine positive difference we make in the Tasmanian community.
We continue to work hard to provide for the community.
Anyone who has any further concerns about the data breach is encouraged to contact the PCYC on 0427 281 403, or
the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner for further information.