AU: Telstra ordered to pay AU$18K over privacy breach

Leon Spencer reports:

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has ordered Telstra to pay AU$18,000 and apologise to a judge after it failed to tell him it had published his details in the White Pages directory.

According to the OAIC, the unnamed judge — identified only as “DK” — contacted Telstra to have a phone line connected for an alarm system due to security concerns related to his work.

Telstra set up the phone line and published the complainant’s name, address, and the number of the phone line in both the White Pages online and in print through its Sensis subsidiary.

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