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VIC Colleague Accessed Personal Pecords Without Permission

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by JP Woodbridge, 24 June 2015.

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  1. JP Woodbridge

    JP Woodbridge Member

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    Hello,

    My enquiry is in relation to a mobile phone account of a friend who works for a telco. Her account has been accessed without consent by another employee at the telco. As a result of this action several people have been contacted and harassed by the colleague. Currently being investigated by the relevant HR and corporate security teams (personal email also accessed using work resources) however are there any avenues to pursue this outside of the telco once proof is obtained that he has access her account.

    Any information appreciated.

    Regards.
     
  2. DennisD

    DennisD Well-Known Member

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    Hi there

    To get things started, this will depend on the nature of what the rogue employee did and the consequences for your friend, for example whether he was defaming your friend.

    Let's also see what other forum contributors have to say.
     
  3. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    I wonder whether this would amount to an 'interception' under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979. This act makes it a Commonwealth offence to intercept communications including SMS passing over a telecommunications system except in specific circumstances such as where law enforcement agencies have a warrant or emergencies.
     
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