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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Privacy overboard

Not only did Sydney put on a party for the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2 on the Harbour yesterday, but the city suffered new year's eve like traffic chaos, and then someone left in the street a list of 1500 passengers, complete with passport details, date of birth and when they would be leaving the ship.

They may have been in Hong Kong by the time they heard about it and I can imagine the complexity of trying to work out which country's privacy law was breached when a UK based ship loses personal information in Sydney about passengers from all over the world.

Apart from any tut tutting from privacy commissioners, the court of public opinion won't think much of Cunard as a result.

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