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Regulators: Company Breach Violates Multiple Laws

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

June 29, 2012

The Australian Privacy Commissioner and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have both announced that telecommunications company Telstra violated the Privacy Act and the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code when more than 700,000 customer records were made publically accessible, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. ACMA Chairman Richard Bean said, "We are most concerned about the length of time--more than eight months--during which a significant number of Telstra customers' personal information was publically available and accessible." It is believed the ACMA will send a "direction to comply" to the company, the report states.
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