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OAIC will be looking into the OPTUS Breach

Friday 14 October 2022

The Privacy regulator will be looking into whether Optus took reasonable steps  to protect personal information of their consumers. 

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner said in an official statement, “The investigation will also consider whether the Optus companies took reasonable steps to implement practices, procedures and systems to ensure compliance with the Australian Privacy principles (APPs), including enabling them to deal with related inquiries or complaints.”

Firms are also being encouraged to review their privacy policies and processes for handling personal data. 

OAIC Commissioner said in an official statement, “And collecting and storing personal information that is not reasonably necessary to your business breaches privacy and creates risk. Only collect what is reasonably necessary.”