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Versey Finds Privacy Act Breaches

DATA LOSS—VICTORIA

March 16, 2012

Victorian entities have come under fire by the state privacy commissioner for failing to protect the personal details of landholders, The Age reports. Victorian Privacy Commissioner Helen Versey, whose term ended this week, said in a report to Parliament that the incident "highlighted a lack of sound understanding of basic public-sector values." The Victorian Ombudsman started investigating the companies last year after farmers began complaining that a Labor-linked company knew certain details. Compliance Notices were served on the Goulburn-Murray Rural Water Corporation and the Northern Victorian Irrigation Renewal Project last month.
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