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Police Union: Officers’ Call Records Improperly Used

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

August 29, 2013

Queensland Police Union is calling a potential privacy breach involving senior police “disturbing” and “potentially unlawful,” Courier Mail reports. Investigators at Queensland Police Service (QPS) allegedly accessed officers’ phone records by conducting fake criminal probes in order to determine whether officers were missing on the job or faking sick days. Federal laws limit the use of call charge records (CCRs)—which reveal location, time and duration of calls and texts made. QPS issued a statement that it is “not aware of any instances where CCRs have been unlawfully obtained.”
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