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ACMA Gives ISP Formal Warning

DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIA

April 25, 2013

COMPUTERWORLD Australia reports that Internet service provider (ISP) AAPT has received a “formal warning” from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in the wake of a 2012 data breach. “According to ACMA, the ISP failed to protect the privacy of some of its small business customers’ personal information from unauthorised use or disclosure as required by the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code,” the report states. ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman said the formal warning was to ensure consumers are confident that their information is “stored securely with appropriate access restrictions,” adding AAPT has improved its processes since the incident.
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