User Privacy Not Compromised Says Telecom
Telecom Fiji would like to assure all Fijians that the online browsing activity of their customers is not being tracked and their data and privacy is safe.
This comes in light of claims made in the media that certain Telecommunications companies provided information on sites that Fijians browse.
“Telecom customers can rest assured knowing that their privacy is of utmost importance to us,” said Telecom CEO, Charles Goundar.
“While I cannot speak for other telecommunications companies, we would like to assure all our users that their data and browsing habits are not being tracked and we will never release any customer information to any third parties, unless there is a criminal case and a warrant is provided.”
“We believe it is a matter of ethics and we are also following the guidelines set by the 2013 Fijian Constitution.”
The right to privacy is guaranteed for Fijians by section 24 of the 2013 Fijian Constitution which states that:
24.—(1) Every person has the right to personal privacy, which includes the right to—
(a) confidentiality of their personal information;
(b) confidentiality of their communications; and
(c) respect for their private and family life.
“Our customers can not only enjoy super fast internet speeds, downloads, streaming on Netflix and YouTube, but also do it in peace knowing that their information will never be released.”
Telecom Fiji Limited is a 100 per cent Fijian owned company and the largest provider of ICT services in the Pacific region.