AU: Optus exposes customers’ silent listings

Ben Grubb reports:

Optus says it mistakenly released an undisclosed number of customers’ names, mobile numbers and addresses to Sensis, which led to them being published in the White Pages.

The details exposed were of those who requested their number be kept silent, or private.

The telco, which began notifying customers about the issue last week, said it discovered the problem in April and took immediate steps to remove customers’ details from the White Pages online. But it says some customers’ information still appears in print editions of the phone book.

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