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Authority Orders Telecom To Comply or Face Fines

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

December 21, 2011

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has ordered Vodafone to comply with the telecommunications consumer protections code or face penalties as high as $250,000. An ACMA investigation found that the company had poor systems in place to protect customers' personal details ahead of its breach last January, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. A consumer advocacy group has criticized ACMA because it has not imposed fines or sanctions already. Vodafone's chief executive says the company has already addressed the issues.
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