29 Oct 2015

Westpac will ask for warrants in future

From Nine To Noon, 9:10 am on 29 October 2015

Westpac says it will ask police for a warrant in future before releasing private information about its customers. The bank has come under fire after it gave the police 10 months of private transaction records belonging to journalist and author Nicky Hager. The police officers who made the request were investigating the alleged hacking of Cameron Slater's email and private social media messages - which were given to Mr Hager and formed the basis of his book, Dirty Politics. Nine to Noon speaks to privacy lawyer Hayden Wilson.