First State Super in breach of Privacy Act

The Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has found First State Super Trustee Corporation (FSS) in breach of the Privacy Act after a hacking incident in October 2011.

An investigation was opened after it was reported that an unauthorised person had accessed the secure member section of the FSS website and downloaded personal information belonging to 568 FSS members.

“Incidents such as this are very concerning particularly when sensitive personal details, such as financial information are accessed by an unauthorised person,” Mr Pilgrim said.

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