QLD Breach of Privacy by Debt Collectors - Should I Sue?

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Dayneo

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Hey,

I live in Queensland. I got a letter from Optus telling me that the debt collection agency they went through (to collect the debt I owed them) posted my credit details on a job search website called freelance.com. The letter I received from Optus explained that Optus has investigated the matter and found out who had done it. It also mentioned that it has been though the supreme court in NSW.

Turns out, 51 people had downloaded my details, the court ordered for them to destroy the details. The debt collectors are offering me 12 months credit alert. I've been receiving about 10 random emails a day from random businesses and I've had someone try and blackmail me for money with a fake account on Facebook.

Just wondering if I should or could take legal action against the collection agency or the employee who posted my details on the website for breach of privacy?
 

Tim W

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Short of actually suffering any financial loss,
I don't see any grounds.