HR consultant sacked after ‘repeated breaches of privacy policy’

An HR consultant at an Australian company was sacked after “repeated” breaches of its privacy policy, including “grossly overstepping” the bounds of acceptable behaviour, an independent review has found.The human resources consultancy, which was set up by the company’s parent company, was criticised for breaching a “zero tolerance” policy, and breaching privacy by not taking…

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An HR consultant at an Australian company was sacked after “repeated” breaches of its privacy policy, including “grossly overstepping” the bounds of acceptable behaviour, an independent review has found.

The human resources consultancy, which was set up by the company’s parent company, was criticised for breaching a “zero tolerance” policy, and breaching privacy by not taking “immediate action to identify and address any breach of privacy”.

The review, conducted by a third party, also found that the firm was “deeply concerned” about the behaviour of the manager of the firm’s human resources department, who is understood to have made repeated breaches of the company code of conduct.

The company, which is run by the former CEO of the global technology firm Qantas, has denied wrongdoing.

The review is the latest in a string of reports in recent years of the “zero-tolerance” policies and practices of some of the world’s biggest technology firms, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

The firm is now under investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for its handling of its own breach of the privacy policy.

The investigation is due to report back in March 2018.

Amazon “zero tolerance” policy breaches Amazon’s zero tolerance policy Mr C.J. Smith, a lawyer at Smith Rudman & Bacon who conducted the investigation, told The Guardian newspaper: “Amazon’s zero-tolerant policy breaches the basic tenets of privacy.”

Mr Smith said: “The fact that Amazon would go on and on to be a major player in the tech sector shows that they are not in the business of respecting your privacy, and you don’t need to go into a public forum and ask about the way that they’re managing your data.”

Amazon is not a company you can trust.

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