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Vodafone Investigation Concludes: Act Breach

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

February 16, 2011

After an investigation, Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has found that Vodafone breached the Privacy Act by failing to take reasonable steps to protect its customers' information, but the commissioner dismissed claims that information was made public, ABC News reports. The company had been accused of allowing billing and call records to be stored on a public Web site with only a password to protect them. Pilgrim found that some staff may have breached company login and password policies, and that "Vodafone did not have the appropriate level of security measures in place to adequately protect their customers' personal information." 
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