Australia Warns Vodafone Of Fines Over Privacy Failures

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 5:28 PM EST) -- Australia's telecommunications regulator said Wednesday that two Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd. companies had violated the country's telecom protections code by poorly shielding customer data from breaches, and threatened fines of up to AU$250,000 (US$252,000) for similar violations in the future.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority began investigating post-paid mobile telephone service provider Vodafone Pty Ltd. and prepaid mobile telephone service company Vodafone Network Pty Ltd. after Australian news outlets reported in January that Vodafone customers' personal details had been leaked on the Internet and...
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