The Australian Communications and Media Authority said in a statement that the telco had provided an enforceable undertaking to this effect after it had been caught out.
Under the Telecommunications (Service Provider – Identity Checks for Pre-paid Mobile Carriage Services) Determination 2017, all telcos are required to verify the identity of customers of pre-paid mobile services before activating their services.
"Verifying the identity of pre-paid mobile customers helps law enforcement and national security agencies obtain accurate information about the identity of customers for the purposes of their investigations,’ said ACMA acting chair James Cameron.
"Telcos must check that changes to their IT systems don’t run the risk of contravening legal requirements," Cameron added.
Under the undertaking, Vodafone will have to carry out a review and risk assessment of any future proposed changes to its systems and processes, instigate training programmes, conduct compliance audits every six months and report to the ACMA.