After British journalists reported that information on UK citizens is for sale from call centres operated in India (see The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: How secure are India's call centres?), Australian reporters have found the same with respect to Australian data:
Personal details up for grabs in India - Breaking - Technology - smh.com.au:
"Frauds are offering to sell the personal details of thousands of Australians, culled from information gathered at call centres in India.
The ABC's Four Corners program has revealed it was offered information on 1000 Australians.
Four Corners says it was offered a deal on the information, through an unidentified broker, which it turned down.
The information included names, addresses, telephone numbers, birth details, Medicare numbers, driver's licence numbers, ATM card numbers and even passport information. The program verified that the information belonged to real people....