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Commissioner: Health Organisation Breached Privacy Act

DATA LOSS— AUSTRALIA

July 26, 2012

After an investigation, the Australian privacy commissioner has found that Medvet Labratories breached the Privacy Act for failing to protect its customers’ personal information, ZDNet reports. Billing and shipping details were exposed because of multiple security flaws in the software used for its online store, the privacy commissioner found. However, the commissioner has said the company’s actions following the breach were positive steps. They have improved security systems, advertised the violation in newspapers and placed notices on their website.
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