The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
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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Monday, August 15, 2005
After British journalists reported that information on UK citizens is for sale from call centres operated in India (see The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: How secure are India's call centres?), Australian reporters have found the same with respect to Australian data:
Personal details up for grabs in India - Breaking - Technology - smh.com.au:
"Frauds are offering to sell the personal details of thousands of Australians, culled from information gathered at call centres in India.
The ABC's Four Corners program has revealed it was offered information on 1000 Australians.
Four Corners says it was offered a deal on the information, through an unidentified broker, which it turned down.
The information included names, addresses, telephone numbers, birth details, Medicare numbers, driver's licence numbers, ATM card numbers and even passport information. The program verified that the information belonged to real people....
Labels: information breaches
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