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Commissioner Wants Response After Breach

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

March 13, 2012

Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff is asking the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) for a formal response regarding an incident involving thousands of claimants' information e-mailed to an unauthorized recipient, reports The New Zealand Herald. About 9,000 records--137 of which pertained to sensitive claims--on approximately 6,000 individuals were mailed, confirms ACC Chief Executive Ralph Stewart, adding that the information has since been destroyed by the recipient. "Clearly, we must review our internal processes to ensure this type of event doesn't occur again. Can I reiterate ACC's concern, and I'd like to apologize to all ACC clients," he said.  
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