Telstra sanctioned for failing to protect customer data

Telstra is still getting bad press over a breach in 2011 that was previously covered on this blog.

Telecoms giant Telstra has been sanctioned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for failing to protect privacy of customer billing and personal information.

The ACMA found that Telstra breached its customer privacy obligations when personal information about 734,000 of its customers was made accessible online in 2011.

Usernames and passwords of up to 41,000 of these Telstra customers had also been accessible, the ACMA found.

Read more on The Drum.

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