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ACC Breach Spurs Investigation, Legal Actions

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

March 30, 2012

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has confirmed that it has commissioned an independent inquiry with the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) Board into the recent ACC breach involving the loss of nearly 9,000 records. The New Zealand Herald reports that "ACC Minister Judith Collins is planning legal action against Labour Party politicians Andrew Little and Trevor Mallard and Radio NZ for alleged defamation" in the wake of the Privacy Commission's plan to investigate an e-mail Collins received. Collins has said the commission's investigation is a "very good idea."
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