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Commissioner’s Report: Complaints on the Rise

PRIVACY—VICTORIA

October 11, 2012

The Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner (OVPC) says complaints related to inappropriate disclosure of personal information and data security have risen during financial year 2011-12, TechWorld reports. Of the 109 complaints total, 75 were new and 34 carried over from the year before. “This exceeds the 100 complaints handled in the previous financial year and is the highest number of complaints handled since the establishment of the OVPC,” the commissioner’s report says. Complaints against government departments remained the most common, comprising 45 percent.
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