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Agencies Join to Encourage Mobile Phone Safety

DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIA

May 6, 2010

Three federal agencies have joined together to encourage Australians to think about privacy and security when using their mobile phones. That's according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, which has joined with the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy to release a pocket-sized reference guide. The guide offers tips on password security, GPS features, data deletion and software updates, among others. "Mobile phones are used for so many different things, and the amount of personal information that we store on them can be significant--particularly when you consider how easily they can be stolen or lost," said Commissioner Karen Curtis.  
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