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Telecom Directed To Comply with Privacy Clause

DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIA

October 11, 2012

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has directed Telstra to comply with new consumer protection rules, Australian Financial Review reports. In its first action since the code was registered last month, the ACMA has told the company to comply with the privacy clause in the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code, the report states. Commenting on the lack of a fine, the ACMA said the direction is appropriate following Telstra’s reaction to a breach earlier this year. “Given Telstra has proactively taken steps to remedy its processes with a view to preventing such an incident from happening again, a direction with respect to the specific code provision is the appropriate measure,” said ACMA’s chairman.
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