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Commissioners Release ID Theft Tool

IDENTITY THEFT—AUSTRALIA

May 3, 2010

Australian Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis is kicking off Privacy Awareness Week by calling on Australians to take practical steps to protect their privacy. Partnering with the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities, the commissioner's office has released an online tool allowing individuals to assess their risk of identity theft. "Identity theft is an area of increasing concern and this easy-to-use tool will help people understand how at risk they may be," the commissioner said. Themed "Privacy, it's in your hands," the week aims to raise awareness about privacy rights and educate people on how to protect their personal information.
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