AU: Telstra breached customers’ privacy

Jacqueline Le reports:

The communications watchdog has slammed Telstra for publishing the personal details of more than 700,000 customers online for most of last year.

As many as 734,000 Telstra customers had their names, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s licence details and dates of birth, published online between March and December 2011.

The user names and passwords of as many as 41,000 people were also accessible via the company’s flawed web-based management system Visibility Tool, which was used to track orders for its bundled services.

Read more on 7News.  See also Stephanie McDonald’s coverage on Computerworld (AU) and Asher Moses’s coverage in The Canberra Times.

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