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Auckland Transport To Review Privacy Policy

ONLINE PRIVACY—NEW ZEALAND

February 17, 2012

After more than 50,000 bus passengers received marketing e-mails, Auckland Transport has hired an independent team of lawyers to review its privacy policy, The New Zealand Herald reports. The e-mails were sent by Snapper, the supplier of the public transport "Hop cards," which is claiming it has the right to use the e-mail addresses obtained from the passengers, the report states. A spokeswoman from Auckland Transport said the mass e-mail was "a mistake on the part of Snapper."
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