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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.

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Thursday, February 12, 2004

Article: Australian Privacy watchdog highlights website flaws. 12/02/2004. ABC News Online 

Privacy watchdog highlights website flaws. 12/02/2004. ABC News Online: "Privacy watchdog highlights website flaws

The [Australian] Federal Privacy Commissioner believes many Australian companies are risking significant damage to their brands because of fundamental errors on their websites.

A recent investigation into Melbourne-based Ticketmaster 7 found the organisation's website allowed customers' personal information and contact details to be easily accessed by visitors to the site.

Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton says he has highlighted Ticketmaster 7 to ensure other companies meet their obligations under the privacy act.

'It's not on any more for any company in Australia to have such simple flaws in their websites and one of the purposes of making this one so public is to call on all companies in Australia to assure themselves that they aren't exposed to this risk, which includes the risk of significant brand damage,' he said."

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