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ACC Investigating Privacy Breach

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

February 18, 2010

New Zealand's Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is looking into a breach involving thousands of private documents related to workplace injuries, TVNZ reports. ACC has formally apologised for the breach, which involved about 2,000 organisations receiving documents in error in January. ACC General Manager Keith McLea says a full investigation has been requested and steps are being taken to ensure such privacy breaches do not happen in the future. ACC has stated the external mail house handling the reports inadvertently sent information intended for other organisations.
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