Vodafone reassures NZ customers over data privacy

Vodafone New Zealand has released a statement on the data breach at its Australian counterpart, saying its local operation is "committed to ensuring that all customer details and private information entrusted to us is safe and secure at all times.

"The Vodafone New Zealand customer database and applications are on servers with appropriate access security in place at various levels.

"Access to these systems is for approved personnel only via an authentication procedure which requires more than a username and password.

"In addition VFNZ has rigorous security policies and procedures including regular audits and security reviews which ensure our customers’ data remains protected.

"All customer account access is monitored and logged. Should any unusual activity be reported, it will be identified and investigated.

"Vodafone New Zealand wishes to assure customers that we take the security of their information very seriously."

Details of the data breach in Australia can be found here.

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