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Apple to get to the core of staff breach

AAP logoAAP 13/10/2016 Darren Cartwright

Tech giant Apple will continue its investigation into the conduct of several Brisbane employees it sacked for going "against our values" to determine if they accessed any customer's personal data.

The US corporation can expect to hear from Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim, who has indicated he wants to know more about the incident.

Apple on Thursday said employees at their Carindale store were terminated because of their behaviour but did not specify how many staff were sacked, although media reports suggested four men have lost their jobs.

"Based on our investigation thus far, we have seen no evidence that customer data or photos were inappropriately transferred or that anyone was photographed by these former employees," Apple said.

"We are investigating a violation of Apple's business conduct policy at our store in Carindale, where several employees have already been terminated as a result of our findings."

News Corp has reported they lifted private images off phones, and took explicit and inappropriate photos of female staff and customers, and then rated the women.

The sacked employees are also accused of sharing the photos and ranking them out of 10 based on their looks.

The breach of protocol was apparently picked up by a staff member who noticed a technician fossicking through a customer's phone while it was being repaired.

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