The ACMA will investigate the data breach in regard to Optus’ obligations as a telecommunications service provider. These include obligations relating to the acquisition, authentication, retention, disposal and protection of personal information, and requirements to provide fraud mitigation protections.
The ACMA’s investigation will take some time and will be made public once completed. The ACMA will not be commenting further as the investigation progresses.
The ACMA is working in conjunction with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the Department of Home Affairs to ensure effective information-sharing across the respective jurisdictional investigations.
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