An apology has been made by police to blogger Martyn "Bomber" Bradbury after officers investigating the identity of the hacker Rawshark used a loophole in the Privacy Act to unlawfully access his private information.

It is the third apology and settlement made by police following the 2014 investigation into Rawshark, who was said to have hacked information belonging to former Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater.

Journalist Nicky Hager - who wrote the book Dirty Politics based on Rawshark's information - also received an apology and settlement from police, as did his daughter, who was targeted simply through living at her father's

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