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Telstra To Brief Commissioner Pilgrim on Data Practices

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

June 28, 2012

Telecommunications company Telstra was scheduled to brief Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim on Wednesday about its data outsourcing practices, The Australian reports. Red flags were raised by civil libertarian Mark Newton when it was discovered that the company was sending information about its Next G customers’ web browsing habits to a U.S.-based security firm. Telstra said it has cancelled the program. A representative for Pilgrim said the privacy commissioner “will seek further information from Telstra about this matter before deciding whether it will open an investigation.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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