Hello. My adult daughter did a shop at our local Cole's store. After leaving, she then went to another store in the complex & upon leaving the 2nd store was approached by Loss Prevention Officers from Cole's. He requested to check her bag (placed in her trolley). She complied & there were four chocolate bars she had forgotten to pay for. She offered to pay for the items she had forgotten, they refused. Whilst being questioned in Cole's office & after being advised she would be banned from their store for 12 months; my daughter then advised them of a store that she worked at (on a casual basis) within the complex & would she be able to attend same. They advised her she was only banned from their store, not the complex. Since then, she has had her employment terminated as the Loss Prevention Officers from Cole's approached her employer & told them what she had done. My question is: Did the Officer/s and/or Coles have the right to disclose this information volunteered to them? My daughter was understandably upset & did not have to mention the store name she worked for, but was feeling intimidated at the time. They have now used the information she supplied to sully her name and reputation. Is this a breach of the Privacy Act? Thank you for your time.