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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Privacy policy: "nothing is more important to us than your privacy"

The media including The Age "AOL apologises for privacy screw up" reports that AOL (Primus in Australia) released details of the internet activitity of 650,000 users to "assist research" but found that deleting the individual user details didn't protect privacy as all of the search/page details included doctors names, social security numbers and a wide range of other information that could be used to track down individuals.

The file has now been withdrawn by AOL but not before many had accessed and downloaded it.

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