AU: SpinTel breaches privacy of 400 customers

Corinne Reichert reports:

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has directed telecommunications provider SpinTel to comply with the IPND Industry Code after breaching the privacy of more than 400 customers.

SpinTel, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that resells Optus’ 4G and 3G networks for mobile services, and provides home phone and broadband connectivity across the Telstra and Optus exchanges, was found to have published 426 silent line customers’ phone numbers, names, and addresses in three Australian public phone directories between January 9, 2014, and February 3, 2015.

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