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 October 3, 2012  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Esther Tanquintic-Misa reports that Australian businesses have also used DesignerWare’s PC Rental Agent spyware, software that was recently the basis for an FTC action here in the U.S.

But have AU businesses activated the Detective Mode that would capture screen shots and other data? One of the Aussie firms that uses the software acknowledged that customers were not informed that the software was installed but seemed to deny having used its potential to capture personal information. But is that true for all AU businesses using it? The AU’s privacy commissioner may want to open an investigation.

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