Telstra Again Faces Aussie Privacy Probe After Data Exposure

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT) -- The Australian privacy commissioner on Monday launched a probe into a Telstra Corp. Ltd. data security lapse that caused thousand of customers' personal information to be accessible through public search engines, less than a year after the regulator concluded that a separate breach involving the company violated the country's data protection law.

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said that he had opened an investigation following Telstra's admission on Thursday that internal spreadsheets containing customers' names, telephone numbers, addresses and other personal details were being indexed by...
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