Revelations that Nicky Hager used emails hacked from myÂ private files has concerned everyone that has communicated with me. Â Some of these people are already in the Dirty Politics book, mostly as secondary characters or even minor bit players in footnotes or mentioned in passing.
And those that are in the book will have many, many more private emails that are in the hands of the criminals feeding Â Nicky Hager his filtered material.
â€śI think if it comes out, which I have a feeling it is going to come out, I think that if people read it, it’ll actually be worse than the book, because while I had to make it a readable book and take things out, when you just go page after page of this cynicism and the nastiness it’s quite an experience.â€ť
– Hager, on Q&A
This isn’t where the potential damage ends. Â The emails are obviously in the hands of people that have breached the privacy of many people, including politicians, media, business people and friends and family.
Anyone, who communicated with me is potentially involved here.
The book is published. Â That horse has bolted.
However, the threat and possibility of the release of further emails is seriously undermining more people’s privacy.
I encourage everyone that is concerned about their privacy to launch a complaint against Nicky Hager with the Privacy Commission and the Human RightsÂ Commission.
It may be fairly minor in the larger scheme of things, but if you ever emailed me with details about your health for example, this information is now under the control of criminals.
That too, can not be helped. Â Â Read more »