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Australia: Telstra dodges ACMA fine for privacy breach

 |  October 8, 2012

Telstra Corporation, a mobile phone company in Australia, has avoided a fine for a 2011 incident where it failed to protect the privacy of more than 700,000 customers. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) found that private information such as addresses, drivers license numbers and dates of births of Telstra customers were publically accessible through an external website. The ACMA on Monday ordered Telstra to comply with the new Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code’s privacy clause. Failure to comply with the code may result in pecuniary actions against Telstra by the ACMA.

Full Content: The Australian

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