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
“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.