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The Australian Tax Office has promised to stop sharing the personal details of its 19,000-strong staff after it was revealed that it "covertly" provided data like workers' email addresses, pay information and names to "external private sector polling company" ORIMA without their employees' consent, The Canberra Times reports. The ATO's Lina Ranieri​ acknowledged that some workers were unhappy with the original move and that ORIMA had not shared with the agency how employees had voted, the report states. "We will work with the external provider to ensure that we can have sufficient rigour and quality in the next voting process without needing to provide classification level, business line, site or state to the vote provider in future," she wrote.
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