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State Government Limits Property Records Access

PERSONAL PRIVACY—NEW SOUTH WALES

April 27, 2012

The state government is limiting access to certain property records based on citizens' complaints about marketers using information held in the records to sell goods, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. "While the number of complaints may be small, all potential breaches of privacy are taken seriously and actively investigated," said a Department of Sustainability and Environment spokeswoman, adding, "any activity that might constitute a breach of an individual's privacy and implied misuse of the property sales information is unacceptable."
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