After an investigation into a complaint about birthdates displayed on security industry ID badges that must be worn while on duty, Deputy Privacy Commissioner John McAteer announced that the practice contravenes New South Wales privacy laws. A media release states that the commissioner's office is satisfied with public sector agencies' responses. They are implementing an improved licence and making available a free remedial process for replacement. "The mandatory display of excessive personal information...is a matter of significance when looking to prevent identity theft and other risks to the personal safety and privacy of individuals," said McAteer.
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