Optus admits handing user phone numbers to websites

Optus has admitted to handing over its customer’s phone numbers to certain third-party websites accessed by the user.

As first flagged by a user on telco forum Whirlpool, when a user browses certain websites, Optus provides the customer’s mobile phone number to the website operator where a “commercial relationship” exists.

KL :  not cool Optus. Not cool at all. Who will take this to the Privacy Ombudsman ?

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