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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

This time it's the Tax Office named in privacy breach

Another Federal Government agency named for unlawfully accessing client records – this time the Australian Tax Office. The ATO is taking action against 27 workers for serious breaches of privacy.

Last week it was revealed that Centrelink had detected 790 instances of inappropriate staff access to customer records since 2004.

No doubt Professor Allan Fels as Chairman of the Consumer and Privacy Task Force Advisory Committee watching the development of the access card, will also be watching these developments with interest.

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